grammarlyblog:

Sometimes, it seems like we’re just pretending that there are rules about the use of ‘i’ and ‘e’ together.

There’s an episode of QI that references the “I before E except after C” motto. It’s the episode with Daniel Radcliffe. “It’s because there are more exceptions to the rule than the rule itself.” 923 English words that have a “cie” in them. “Glacier,” “species,” etc.

grammarlyblog:

Sometimes, it seems like we’re just pretending that there are rules about the use of ‘i’ and ‘e’ together.

There’s an episode of QI that references the “I before E except after C” motto. It’s the episode with Daniel Radcliffe. “It’s because there are more exceptions to the rule than the rule itself.” 923 English words that have a “cie” in them. “Glacier,” “species,” etc.

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