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Questions Per Quiz = 2 4 6 8 10

Vocabulary - SAT, TOEFL, GRE Test Preparation
Spelling Rule - i before e

Rule:
i before e, except after c
or when sounded like "ay"
as in neighbor and weigh
drop this rule when -c sounds as -sh

Examples:
IE words: believe, field, relief
CEI words: ceiling, deceit, receive
EI words: freight, reign, sleigh

Exceptions:
EI words: either, neither, foreign, height, leisure, protein, weird, neither, sovereign, seized, counterfeit, forfeited
CIEN words: science, ancient, efficient (in these words, -c is pronounced -sh)


Directions: Answer the following questions. On a sheet of a paper, write examples for the rules (& exceptions to the rules) given above.
Q 1: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
cieling
conceive
receiver
deceit

Q 2: When -c sound as -sh, you should drop this rule -- it means use 'cie' rather than 'cei' if -c sounds as -sh. Select the choice with correct spelling.
consceince
conschence
conshence
conscience

Q 3: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
ceiling
recieve
deceit
field

Q 4: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
flies
shield
greif
hygiene

Q 5: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
efficient
proficient
sufficient
anceint

Q 6: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
alien
field
belief
acheive

Q 7: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
relief
neighbor
beleive
field

Q 8: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
ancient
proficeint
efficient
sufficient

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