neice vs niece : Common Errors in English

About neice vs niece

Despite the fact that the rule “I before E except after C” holds true most of the time, many people have trouble believing that words with the “ee” sound in them should be spelled with an “IE.” The problem is that in English (and only in English), the letter I sounds like “aye” rather than “ee,” as it does in the several European languages from which we have borrowed a host of words. If you had studied French in high school you would have learned that this word is pronounced “knee-YES” in that language, and it would be easier to remember. Americans in particular misspell a host of German-Jewish names because they have trouble remembering that in that language IE is pronounced “ee” and EI is pronounced “aye.” The possessors of such names are inconsistent about this matter in English. “Wein” changes from “vine” to “ween,” but “Klein” remains “kline.”

niece Meaning(s)

  • (n) a daughter of your brother or sister

niece in News

  1. Port Deposit man allegedly raped, then killed Kami Ring

    Suspect Richard Madden Jr. denied bail in case involving girl he considered his 'niece' More details have emerged in court documents about the murder of a 10-year-old Cecil County girl, whose alleged killer was ordered to remain in jail without bail on Friday morning.        
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Meet Tiger Woods' Niece Cheyenne, A Pro Golfer Who's Now A US Open Reporter

    Tiger Woods' cracked up laughing at a seemingly banal question at his US Open press conference on Tuesday. It turns out that Tiger cracked up because it was his niece — Cheyenne Woods — who was asking the question.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Business Insider

  3. Tiger Woods' Niece, Cheyenne, Crashes His Press Conference, Gets Dinner Date

    Tiger Woods isn't one to break out into laughter when speaking with reporters, but that is exactly what happened when he was surprised with a question from his niece.  Yahoo Sports' Eric Adelson reports on a brief moment of levity prior to the serious business of the U.S. Open beginning on Thursday.  The usually stoic Woods was answering questions from the media on Tuesday in his usual serious ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

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