Does receive have a soft c in it?

Yes, the word receive is a soft c word.

A hard c is usually followed by A, O, or U and is pronounced as K.

A soft c is usually followed by E, I, or Y and is pronounced as S.

Some examples of Soft C words:

  1. Cease
  2. Cedar
  3. Cede
  4. Ceder
  5. Celebrate
  6. Celebration
  7. Celebrity
  8. Celery
  9. Celestial
  10. Celibate
  11. Cellar
  12. Cell
  13. Cement
  14. Cemetery
  15. Cenotaph
  16. Centennial
  17. Center
  18. Centimeter
  19. Centipede
  20. Central
  21. Cent
  22. Centurion
  23. Century
  24. Cereal
  25. Cerebellum
  26. Cerebrum
  27. Cerise
  28. Certain
  29. Cesarean
  30. Cessation
  31. Cesspool
  32. Cider
  33. Cigarette
  34. Cigar
  35. Cilantro
  36. Cinch
  37. Cinder
  38. Cinema
  39. Cinnamon
  40. Cinquain
  41. Cistern
  42. Cite
  43. Citizen
  44. Citrus
  45. City
  46. Civilian
  47. Civilization
  48. Civil
  49. Cyan
  50. Cylinder
  51. Cymbal
  52. Cypress
  53. Cyst
  54. Cytoplasm