Category:English words not following the I before E except after C rule

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In English, of the letter sequences "ie" and "ei" occurring in spellings of words, "ei" is rare except when used after "c" to form "cei"; furthermore, letter sequence "cie" is rare (it occurs mostly in the plural of nouns ending "-cy" such as efficiency). This approximate rule is commonly known as the I before E except after C rule. The rule has several variations and exceptions, including when the "ei" makes the long "a" sound such as in "neighbor," "weigh," or "beige."

Listed below are some words which are exceptions to the most basic rule of "I before E except after C". Note that this list is incomplete and also does not include all variations of each word (such as "theirs" or "sciences").