Exceptions to the i Before e Rule

"i before e" exceptions to the rule. (please read the entire rule on my tips page, then if you find another true exception email me!)

e before i words

caffeine
casein
codeine
either (depending on how you pronounce it, it is or isn’t an exception)
foreign
forfeit
heifer
sovereign
weird
keister
leisure
monteith
onomatopoeia
sheikh, sheik
neither (depending on how you pronounce it)
obeisance
melopoeia
mythopoeia
pharmacopoeia
prosopopoeia
rhythmpoeia
protein
seize
seizing
counterfeit
madeira
plebeian
pleiades
reveille
heiffer

i before e after c

financier
glacier

(Remember: There are no "cein" words in the English language! If you have a c followed by an ie/ei combination, and followed by an n, It is ALWAYS an ie as in science, ancient, etc.