Fun with English "rules"

Use I before E
Except after C
Or when sounded as “I” as in Einstein
Or “A” as in weigh
Neither, weird, foreign, leisure
Seize, forfeit, and height
Are the common exceptions spelled right
Don’t let the C-I-E-N words get you uptight

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  1. Verbal says:

    I like the arbitrary grammar rules like don’t end a sentence with a preposition and never split an infinitive. These are just holdovers from Latin in which it’s impossible to do either one. Every grammar stickler should read ‘The Mother Tongue’ by Bill Bryson (click name) just to see how these and other time honored rules came about. I know I rant about this frequently, so thanks for the outlet :o)

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