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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.

Greece has many ancient ruins.
He was an efficient worker.
Do you have sufficient money for a bus ride 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.
He will forfeit his chance of promotion.
They found counterfeit money at his home.
He was at the height of his popularity.
You can have either of these two cakes.
Neither of my friends could come out to play.
I enjoy a balance of work and leisure time.
David hopes to excel in his science exam.

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