Ortografia de inglês: “IE” ou “EI”?

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Jack Scholes

Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve.

W. Clement Stone

Whatever can mean ‘anything’ or ‘everything.’

  • You can do whatever you want.

Informally, whatever is used as an ironic reply to show that you do not really care about what another person has just said and even though you do not agree, you will not even try to change what they think.

  • A: ‘You shouldn’t eat so much junk food. It’s bad for you.’ B: ‘Yeah, whatever.’

Ortografia de inglês: "IE" ou "EI"Achieve / conceive – spelling: ie and ei
The sound /i:/ as in piece is often written ie, but it can also sometimes be written with ei. English-speaking children memorize a short rhyme at school to help them remember the spelling rule – “i before e, except after c”.

For example:

i before e
Achieve – piece – believe – relief – field – niece – grief

e before i
Conceive – deceive – receive – ceiling

One common exception to this rule is the word seize.

Referência: “Gems of Wisdom – Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English” de Jack Scholes – Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha.

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