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The rule "I before E, except after C" isn't very efficient. amirite?

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I see what you did there. ;D

ashleyeatsfleshs avatar ashleyeatsflesh Yeah You Are +7Reply
@ashleyeatsflesh I see what you did there. ;D

AW I WAS GONNA SAY THAT TOO. Fiddlesticks.

DanaBugs avatar DanaBug Yeah You Are +1Reply
@ashleyeatsflesh I see what you did there. ;D

CURSE YOU , I WAS TOTALLY GOING TO SAY THAT.

turtless avatar turtles Yeah You Are -2Reply
@turtles CURSE YOU , I WAS TOTALLY GOING TO SAY THAT.

AS WAS I.
also, the rule is weird, foreign, and ancient.

It is pretty weird..

The rule doesn't qualify if the "I" and "E" are in different syllables, such as "bEIng" and "effIcIEnt" (ef-fi-ci-ent).

Anonymous +2Reply

I before E except after C or when sounding like A as in neighbor or weigh and on weekends and holidays and all thoughout May and you'll always be wrong, no matter what you say!

Anonymous +1Reply

I before E, except after C, if the sound is E

For example, the word Weird doesn't have an E sound, it's a ee-er sound.

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