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Study the word list: ie and ei words: rulebreakers

This list has some of the words that break the rule i before e except after c but only when the sound is e.

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Greece has many ancient ruins.
An efficient machine works well.
Have you sufficient money for a cab home?
My conscience is completely clear.
A balanced diet should contain protein.
Did you see him seize my purse?
I heard a very weird noise in the night.
We love foreign travel.
A reigning king or queen is a sovereign.
To forfeit means to give up.
Counterfeit bank notes have been forged.
The height of the Eiffel Tower is 300m.
You can have either of these two cakes.
Neither Jim nor Jack is fit to play.
In my leisure time I enjoy swimming.
Astronomy is the science of the stars.

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