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Study the word list: cei words

The spelling rule i before e except after c works MOST of the time but not always. This list shows many of the cei words that DO obey the rule.

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ceiling
She has painted the ceiling dark red.
receipt
Pay the bill and ask for a receipt.
receive
Did you receive my last letter?
deceive
The liar tried to deceive me.
conceive
I can't conceive a new idea.
perceive
I perceive no other option.
deceit
The criminal was a master of deceit.
conceited
A conceited man thinks he's the best.

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Learn about these words in Unit 21. The 'I' before 'e' rule – does it work?


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