• I always forget when typing. For instance, in words like "receive" and "special" and "delivery" I always mess up.
    • Nosmo King
      How could you possibly misspell "special" or "delivery"? I can't see what letters you could possibly get in the wrong order with those two words.
    • we are dough
    • Nosmo King
      I wasn't talking to you, "we are dough", or should I say "simonjhollands".
    • we are dough
    • Nosmo King
      Read the context of my first comment and it becomes obvious that I was addressing Black Mystique.
    • Linda Joy
      You're still being rude
  • Not everyone has the same abilities or had the best teachers or parents to help them by learning. Some non native English speakers did not learn English at school. This might be useful: "Explaining Individual Differences in Spelling Ability" "A new study shows that many bright children, some as old as 14, cannot spell basic words." Here a rule:
  • Most people suck at spelling, and only this ea of 'spell check' is saving us from that (mostly). And the rules to English are confusing, because they're not absolute (ie, SOMETIMES it's this way, sometimes that way..). Just be thankful the phoenetic spellers haven't gotten their way (yet) Aye! Then we'd hav to tip lik this, and I wood hav to tak up speeking Ubbi Dubbi.)
    • Nosmo King
      Most people I know do not suck at spelling, most of them are good at it. I don't know where you got that "most people" idea from. All we do is spell words as we were taught in school. It's not rocket science, is it?
  • 4-2-2017 Because half the time it's one way and half the other way. There is no rule except to memorize every word. I before E except after C. What a weird society!
  • I don't know. I've never had any problems with those letters.
  • They may have forgotten this formula. I before E except after C. I recall one or two other exceptions outside of this as well. By the way thanks for the heads up on my spelling recently. The Y is now where the I was.
    • Jewels Vern
      That is just another example of a rule that doesn't exist, but people think it exists. Neither, weird, foreign, leisure, seize, forfeit, and height are exceptions spelled right and so are protein, caffeine, forfeit, codeine, heifer, and others. Are you starting to notice that this so called rule is not worth much?
    • Roaring
      You're right Jewels. That seems to be a worthless rule. Not sure why they even taught that to us in english class in the 70's.
  • As Roaring said maybe they didn't learn the rhyme I before e except after c, or when sounded like a as in neighbor and weigh. Though as Jewels pointed out there are always exceptions
  • It's that stupid ryme that ALMOST NEVER works: I before E except after C.

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