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Old 12th Oct 2006, 0:17   #1
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Prescient - and probably everything else using the ol' science root too... or can anyone supply an exception to that?!
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This is the version that hung on my English classroom wall one year...

Quote:
I before E except after C
or when sounded like A
as in NEIGHBOUR or WEIGH,
and except SEIZE and SEIZURE,
and also LEISURE,
WEIRD, HEIGHT, and EITHER,
FORFEIT, and NEITHER.
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Old 12th Oct 2006, 9:49   #9
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The version we learned was:

If it sounds like EEE
I before E except after C

(then deal with the exceptions)
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Old 12th Oct 2006, 10:21   #10
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Similarly to gil, I learned:

'I before E,
Except after C,
When the sound is ee.'
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