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" Remember, i before e except after c, or when sounded as "a "
Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print - Pągina 212
per Marilyn Jager Adams - 1994 - 494 pągines
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English Composition ... Enlarged,

Stratton Duluth Brooks - 1912
...letters by ie; ceiling, liege, shriek, siege, piece. The following rhyme will be of assistance: — " 7 before e Except after c Or when sounded as a As in neighbor and weigh." EXERCISES 1. Keep a list of words you misspell. Review the list carefully at least once each week....
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The English Bulletin, Edicions 1-4

1915
...its practical applications in hundreds of cases. The old key-word "lice" and the familiar rhyme: "I before e. Except after c, Or when sounded as a, As in neighbor or weigh," are merely mnemonic devices to tell us that in the ei and ie combinations e follows c, and...
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Everyday Rhetoric, Or, Things Rhetorical the College Student Should ...

Loring Holmes Dodd - 1915 - 88 pągines
...nearest c, and i nearest I. And a third, the best known of all perhaps, is the following bit of rime. 7 before e Except after c, Or when sounded as a As in neighbor or weigh. NOTE 3 When puzzled as to whether a word should end -ant, or -ent, -ance, or -ence the student...
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Learn to Spell: A High-school Book

Leonidas Warren Payne - 1916 - 144 pągines
...Another well-known mnemonic device to cover a large number of ei and ie words is the following rime: "I before e Except after c, Or when sounded as a, As in neighbor and weigh." Some words which fall under this rule are besiege, bier, chief, field, fiend, fierce, friend, grief,...
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The Aldine Speller, Part 3

Catherine Turner Bryce - 1916
...Alice. That is the keyword. Another easy rule applies to ie in other words. Be sure to remember it. "I before e Except after c Or when sounded as a As in neighbor or weigh." 47 In the following words the e comes before the i in accordance with the rule on page 47,...
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A New Spelling Book

Georgia Alexander - 1919 - 104 pągines
...ter'i ty au to mat'ic move'ments min'i mum re quire'ments max'i mum qual i fi ca'tions MEMORIZE "I before e except after c, Or when sounded as a, as in neighbor and weigh." Apply this rule in the spelling of the following words : veil niece shield mischief conceit weigh receive...
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Guide to Composition

James Finch Royster, Stith Thompson - 1919 - 204 pągines
...fore* 94. For the arrangement of the e and t in a digraph, the following rime will serve as a guide: 1 before e Except after c Or when sounded as a As in neighbor and weigh. As a general rule, i follows I, and e follows c. EXAMPLES Relief, belief, deceive, receive, weigh,...
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The English of Commerce

John Baker Opdycke - 1920 - 435 pągines
...sounded like ee, i comes first unless the diphthong is preceded by c. Stated in another way: i comes before e except after c or when sounded as a, as in neighbor and weigh. Still another form of stating the important e rule is this: In words spelled with ie or ei, sounded...
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English in Business: For Students in Commercial and General Secondary Schools

Dudley Howe Miles - 1920 - 449 pągines
...dutiful *6. The most troublesome combination is ei or ie. Expect i to come before e, as in the jingle: i before e Except after c, Or when sounded as a, As in neighbor and weigh. The words Alice or lice may help you, because the I and c are both followed by the letter they are...
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Junior High School English, Llibre 1

Thomas Henry Briggs, Isabel McKinney, Florence Vane Skeffington - 1921
...perceived. You know the rule that applies to this last word, do you not? Think of some other examples. / before e, Except after c, Or when sounded as a, As in neighbor and weigh. What good descriptive words do you find here, which you understand but never use ? Adopt some of them,...
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