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The top 1000 words that have 'ie', occur collectively at a rate of over 10,000 per million words. I can only find 771 words that have 'ei', with about 5,800 occurrences pmw; 'their' accounts for almost half of these and 'being' another 900 or so. So, this rule of thumb is probably a good spelling guide.

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