I before E except after C

Remember this mnemonic? I before E except C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor and weigh. It’s a pretty good way to remember how to spell some words, but it’s not perfect. There are exceptions like their, heir, and weird. But retrieve is not an exception, except on the home page of Yahoo! Movies:

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3 Responses to “I before E except after C”

  1. mysticcooking Says:

    Love it! I’ve only ever heard the “I before E except after C” bit, never the second half. This makes things much clearer. ;)

  2. SPEELING WERDS TOW… « khrystleraineduste Says:

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