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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 The vein was visible on his forehead.
rein Keep a tight rein on your spending.
reign The country prospered under the King's reign.
deign Will the boss deign to attend our party?
feign In soccer today, the defender fell for the attacker's feign.
neigh I heard the horse neigh from the stable.
eight I get to work at eight o'clock.
weigh Mother weighed out a kilo of flour.
weight To win the cake you must guess its weight.
freight The freight was loaded onto the ship.
neighbor American English spelling Their new neighbor 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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vein
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vein
rein
reign
deign
feign
neigh
eight
weigh
weight
freight
neighbor
sheik
veil
beige
sleigh

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