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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.
reciept
preconceive
inconceivable
deceitful

Q 2: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
recieve
deceit
field
ceiling

Q 3: 'i before e, except after c' means, you should use 'ei' after c. Select the choice with correct spelling.
deciive
deceeve
deceive
decieve

Q 4: 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.
conschence
conshence
consceince
conscience

Q 5: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
hygiene
greif
flies
shield

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

Q 7: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
anceint
efficient
sufficient
proficient

Q 8: Select the word that is incorrectly spelled.
cieling
conceive
deceit
receiver

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