Spelling It All Out
You probably remember a few rules about spelling from your elementary school days. The poem that most students deem unforgettable is this one:
I before e, Except after c, Or when sounded as a, As in neighbor or weigh.
That's certainly a helpful mnemonic — most of the time. It works for words such as
But take a look at these words that don't follow the rule from the poem:
You see enough exceptions to wonder about the rule, don't you?
You do know, of course, not to rely on the spell check feature of your word processor to catch all your spelling mistakes. Off coarse ewe due. Ewe no the programme that ewe ewes two cheque mite look threw and thru an knot find awl your miss takes. An it wont tell ewe what ewe kneed too change the word two.
Here are some rules that generally apply to English nouns. (Note the word