Spelling 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.

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

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