Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 00:45:05 -0500

From: Benjamin Barrett Gogaku[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNN.COM

Subject: Re: I before E

Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 23:16:52 -0500

From: "William H. Smith" Wh5mith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Does anyone know the source of the spelling rule, "I before E except after



I learned it as, "I before E except after C and when rhyming with A as in

neighbor and weigh." You're supposed to then remember that "height," as the

most common exception is similar in meaning (and hence spelling) to "weigh."

While there are many exceptions, I found it useful as a young speller.


Benjamin Barrett