Date: Sun, 3 Dec 1995 11:57:31 PST From: "//" Subject: Re: I before E >>In my paper at SECOL in November, I showed that "except after c" applies to >>only eight >>common words, seven of which are '-ceive" or "-ceit". How useful is that? Presuming your 8th word was "ceiling", did you forget "-ceipt" (receipt) or is that part of your "-ceive" group? -- Jim