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These ei words do not follow the rule i before e except after c. This is because they have the long /a/ sound.

vein A vein carries blood to the heart.
rein A rein is a strap used to lead a horse.
reign We lived under a reign of terror.
deign Will the boss deign to attend our party?
feign I will feign illness to avoid going to work.
neigh I heard the horse neigh from the stable.
eight I get to work at eight o'clock.
weigh Weigh the ingredients carefully.
weight To win the cake you must guess its weight.
freight The freight was loaded onto the ship.
neighbour British English spelling Their new neighbour was very kind.
sheik The sheik wore traditional dress.
veil The bride wore a long white veil.
beige The golfer wore beige slacks.
sleigh The kids enjoyed the sleigh ride.

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

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