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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.

Word list: cei words

ceiling We've painted the ceiling white.
receipt You will need your receipt if you want to exchange the item.
receive Did you receive my last letter?
deceive The liar tried to deceive me.
conceive We are trying to conceive.
perceive I perceive no other option.
deceit The criminal was a master of deceit.
conceited I couldn't believe how conceited he was.

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

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