The 'I Before E Except After C' Rule


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Which of the following words is spelled incorrectly?

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1. What is the rule for spelling words that contain a combination of the letter i and e?

2. Which of the following words is a good example of how to spell a word when the i and e combination follows c?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your ability to apply the 'I before E' rule to help you determine if certain words are spelled correctly. You can take this quiz as many times as you'd like, so don't worry if you don't get all of the questions right on the first try.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz requires that you:

  • Recognize 'ie' words that are spelled incorrectly
  • Identify the rule that applies to words with 'i' and 'e'
  • Choose an example of how to spell a word with an 'ie' combination after 'c'
  • Identify exceptions to the 'I before E' rule

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as how to remember the 'I before E' rule
  • Interpreting information - read information about the 'I before E except after 'C' rule and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - remember exceptions to the 'I before E' rule

Additional Learning

If you need to review more details about this grammar rule, you can use the lesson called, The 'I Before E Except After C' Rule. The lesson contains:

  • Examples of 'I before E' and 'E before I' words
  • Lists of 'IE sounding like AY' examples
  • Advice on how to make sure you are spelling words correctly