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9 thoughts on “ie as in friend

  1. Molly

    How about patient and patience? Or is that seen as separate because of the “sh” sound formed by the “ti”?

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    1. alison Post author

      Yes, ‘ti’ is the most common way to spell /sh/ in English, thanks to the number of Latin words that have come into English, so I class ‘patient’ and ‘patience’ with ‘motion’ and ‘infectious’.

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