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Christian Bau

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: 11 year olds homework
Posted: Nov 19, 2004 8:13 AM
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In article <Y5end.66607$SW3.54709@fed1read01>,
"Richard Henry" <rphenry@home.com> wrote:

> "Jeremy Boden" <jeremy@jboden.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
&gt; <a href="news://ZXVIBaMheUnBFwE3@jboden.demon.co.uk...">news://ZXVIBaMheUnBFwE3@jboden.demon.co.uk...</a>
&gt; &gt; In message &lt;g7udnRfv5YrKiwDcRVn-ug@hamilton.edu&gt;, Rick Decker
&gt; &gt; &lt;rdecker@hamilton.edu&gt; writes
&gt; &gt; &gt;Jeremy Boden wrote:
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt; In message &lt;f79f061c.0411170535.311cd5db@posting.google.com&gt;, David
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;Ames &lt;worldrecord@juno.com&gt; writes
&gt; &gt; ...
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;&gt; Another one was to list all the words that are
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;&gt; exceptions to the rule concerning the order of "i" and "e." A
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;&gt; grade-schooler could think all night and not come up with a single one
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;&gt; on his own. Perhaps the teacher had a book and could have looked it
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;&gt; up. But there is no excuse for wasting a kid's time, when it is the
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;&gt; time in his life for him to be a kid.
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt; But this is trivial.
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt; The rule is that "i" precedes "e" except after "c"
&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt;Glad you weighed in with that.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Looks like a better "rule" is needed!
&gt;
&gt; "i" before e, except after c,
&gt; and when sounded like "a",
&gt; as in "neighbor" and "weigh".
&gt; That covers all but a few weird words.
&gt;
&gt;

I didn't know that "height" is a weird word.



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