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Can you name the words that don't follow the 'I before E except after C' rule?
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This quiz follows the rule "I before E except after C or when sounded like A as in neighbor and weigh." The source has some questionable words, so I left those out.
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Aug 3rd, 2010 at 14:57 GMT
Chances are, there are some words I missed. So please if you know any, feel free to make suggestions. Thank you, and enjoy the quiz.
Aug 3rd, 2010 at 15:16 GMT
My grandmother used to tell me it was "neither leisurely foreigners seize their counterfeit weird hieghts." So by my guess you're missing 'their.'
Aug 3rd, 2010 at 15:21 GMT
Extra points to your grandmother! "Their" was on the list, but so was "neighbor" and "weigh." I just thought it made that long 'a' sound, but if other people think differently, I might put it in again.
Aug 3rd, 2010 at 15:25 GMT
You are missing weigh, weight, neighbor, neighborhood.
Aug 3rd, 2010 at 15:29 GMT
gtezlafisgod: look at the note above my quiz. The "a" sound is an extension of the "I before E" rule.
Aug 3rd, 2010 at 15:48 GMT
To finish this quiz without clues, you'd have to be some kind of
Aug 3rd, 2010 at 22:32 GMT
I think this badly needs clues. Asking people to come up with "fancied" and "hacienda" out of the blue doesn't really seem fair.
Aug 4th, 2010 at 14:27 GMT
Tahnan: this quiz is meant to be challenging. If you had to study all the words in the english language to get all of these, you'd be
Aug 4th, 2010 at 17:02 GMT
(Possible) omissions I noticed: seismic, deist.
Aug 4th, 2010 at 19:00 GMT
Oleic, why didn't I think of that?? I would take the advice and add clues to this quiz, which means cutting quite a bit of words out...
Aug 4th, 2010 at 19:36 GMT
Please remove "freight."
Aug 11th, 2010 at 17:32 GMT
All I can remember is rottweiler from some commercial. I got nothing.
Oct 21st, 2010 at 17:04 GMT
If you're going to include "fancied," what about "fancier" and "fancies," and the plurals of hundreds of nouns that end in -cy? I notice you have "policies," but what about accuracies, agencies, aristocracies, bankruptcies, bureaucracies, candidacies, competencies, confederacies, consistencies, conspiracies, constituencies, contingencies, currencies, delinquencies, democracies, dependencies, discrepancies, emergencies, fallacies, frequencies, inaccuracies, insurgencies, intricacies, latencies, legacies, mercies, meritocracies, papacies, pharmacies, plutocracies, pregnancies, presidencies, prophecies, redundancies, regencies, residencies, tenancies, tendencies, theocracies, transparencies, vacancies, valencies, and hundreds more?
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