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its meant to be I before E except after C right??

so why is WEIRD spelt "e" first?

are there any other words which dont conform to this rule?
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Weird lives up to its definition
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Weird lives up to its definition

haha - it sure does
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There are no steadfast grammar/spelling rules.


There will always be an exception or three...
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(Original post by Hayley...)
There are no steadfast grammar/spelling rules.


There will always be an exception or three...
Even so, everyone needs to learn how to use apostrophes. It really annoys me when there's a random apostrophe that shouldn't be there.

(you haven't, it was just a random comment)
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Even so, everyone needs to learn how to use apostrophes. It really annoys me when there's a random apostrophe that shouldn't be there.

(you haven't, it was just a random comment)

Hehe, it amuses me to be honest. Not their fault if they don't know it. They've just got other things more important to them I guess...

your/you're/yore and there/their/they're is amusing too.

You don't know how much I wanted to correct the death threat graffiti on my neighbour's wall: "live life now nick, your dead!"

EDIT: Even the apostophe thing shows how the rules can be different. Apostophes denote possesion usually, so it's no wonder that people get confused with "its".
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some other exceptions to the rule are seize, neighbour and protein
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I know! Talk about confusing children. We got taught that rule in primary school, so you grow up thinking every word is spelt ie when it just isn't. It's a silly rule really.
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some other exceptions to the rule are seize, neighbour and protein
and weigh
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and weigh

We'd be here all week if we sat and thought of all the exceptions.

There're loads!
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its meant to be I before E except after C right??

so why is WEIRD spelt "e" first?

are there any other words which dont conform to this rule?
Don't know about the "weird" example but the actual rule, which everyone forgets the second half of, is:
"I before E except after C, when the sound is E"
This is why, for example, "science" still has an I before an E, despite the fact that they follow a C - it's because the sound isn't "eeee"!!!


ZarathustraX

EDIT: Omg did that make ANY sense?!
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(Original post by Zarathustra)
Don't know about the "weird" example but the actual rule, which everyone forgets the second half of, is:
"I before E except after C, when the sound is E"
This is why, for example, "science" still has an I before an E, despite the fact that they follow a C - it's because the sound isn't "eeee"!!!


ZarathustraX

EDIT: Omg did that make ANY sense?!

lol yup it did make sense - now i get it - phew - one of life's mysteries solved...hehe
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(Original post by Zarathustra)
Don't know about the "weird" example but the actual rule, which everyone forgets the second half of, is:
"I before E except after C, when the sound is E"
This is why, for example, "science" still has an I before an E, despite the fact that they follow a C - it's because the sound isn't "eeee"!!!


ZarathustraX

EDIT: Omg did that make ANY sense?!
You got there before me. I was just about the point it out!
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