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"I" before "E" except after "C"      like in their....   right.......   my fingers on the keyboard simply will not spell that word correctly and time and time again it gets that red line under it and I'm getting tired of correcting it..

 

 

So as of today I am adding "thier" to my spelling dictionary and if it bothers you to see it   :P

 

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Just think of the old English thee when you need their and it should help????? Or the word there, both with the..!!!

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hmm will have to find the  story of how to spell fish  :D

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it's spelled smelly ...

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Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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If GH stands for P as in Hiccough
If OUGH stands for O as in Dough
If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis
If EIGH stands for A as in Neighbour
If TTE stands for T as in Gazette
If EAU stands for O as in Plateau
The right way to spell POTATO should be GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU!

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Prays the Lord for the spelling chequer
That came with our pea sea!
Mecca mistake and it puts you rite
Its so easy to ewes, you sea.

I never used to no, was it e before eye?
(Four sometimes its eye before e.)
But now I've discovered the quay to success
It's as simple as won, too, free!

Sew watt if you lose a letter or two,
The whirled won't come two an end!
Can't you sea? It's as plane as the knows on yore face
S. Chequer's my very best friend

I've always had trubble with letters that double
"Is it one or to S's?" I'd wine
But now, as I've tolled you this chequer is grate
And its hi thyme you got won, like mine.

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One spelling mistake can destroy a marriage! A husband wrote a message to his wife on his official trip and forgot to add 'e' at the end of a word, "I am having such a wonderful time! Wish you were her, !

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I feel the OP's pain. I just can't seem to get the a & u around the right way first go when I type because. I am always having to go back and correct it!

 

One other note for the OP. i before e except after c or if your spelling neighbours! 

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I've been spelling Spirit Sprit lately, feels like I have a lisp or something :madgrin:

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I find spell check and correct helpful in many times, but still limited... And it can lead to frustration. enoob57, (Steven) your short witty comments always  have comical relief. Your true heart of compassion is "spot on" in British terms.  When signing off with simply: Love, Steven. The word (Love) is so much more than mere sentiment. It's for real, and obviously so. ladypeartree, you've also enjoyed Ye Olde English font conversion your PC provides. I remember doing the same with my cell phone... I was fortunate to get English back... I breathed a sigh of relief, that in my old-school Analog Audio/Visual skills could to do it. LOL Anyway, thanks for the interesting commentaries, from all.

God bless you,

Shalom

David/BeauJangles

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Spell check is great until tries to think for you and spells the word it's way not the way it should be!! Good teachers in the early grades helps a lot!!

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A lot of it has nothing to do with spelling ability. It's an issue of typing skills. I have a problem with the word 'from'. If I type too fast, it comes out as the word 'form'. My fingers just seem to jump that way.

Typos and spelling mistakes are not the same thing.

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Rule:
i before e, except after c
or when sounded like "ay"
as in neighbor and weigh
drop this rule when -c sounds as -sh

Examples:
IE words: believe, field, relief
CEI words: ceiling, deceit, receive
EI words: freight, reign, sleigh

Exceptions:
EI words: either, neither, foreign, height, leisure, protein, weird, neither, sovereign, seized, counterfeit, forfeited
CIEN words: science, ancient, efficient (in these words, -c is pronounced -sh)

 

If I had to bet I would say this is a partial list.

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