11-Plus English Quiz - Spelling: -or-, -oor-, and -ore- (Questions)

More and moor are both spelt correctly, but mean different things. Do you know what they mean? Which of the following is correct?

Hopefully, you will know that the second option is correct. A moor is an expanse of land and more means greater. It's important to use the correctly spelt word when writing, otherwise your audience can very easily get the wrong end of the stick. If you are not sure of the spelling of a particular word, if you find a synonym of that word and look it up in a thesaurus. Your word is bound to be in the list!

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1. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a ceramic material used for making plates, cups and other objects'?
[ ] porcelain
[ ] poorcelain
[ ] porecelain
[ ] pawrcelain
2. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'the feeling of being fed up'?
[ ] boordom
[ ] bordom
[ ] boredom
[ ] bawrdom
3. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'no points or goals scored'?
[ ] scorless
[ ] scoreless
[ ] scoorless
[ ] scareless
4. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'currently inactive or not in use'?
[ ] doremant
[ ] dormant
[ ] dowrmant
[ ] doormant
5. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'very beautiful'?
[ ] gawrgeous
[ ] goorgeous
[ ] goregeous
[ ] gorgeous
6. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'wizard'?
[ ] sorceror
[ ] soorcerer
[ ] sorcerer
[ ] sorecerer
7. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'the section of the human arm between the elbow and the wrist'?
[ ] forarm
[ ] foorarm
[ ] forearm
[ ] fourarm
8. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the verb that means 'to predict or work out what is likely to happen'?
[ ] fourcast
[ ] forcast
[ ] forecast
[ ] foorcast
9. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means '40'?
[ ] forty
[ ] fourty
[ ] forety
[ ] foty
10. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a bullfighter on horseback'?
[ ] torador
[ ] tooreador
[ ] toriador
[ ] toreador
11-Plus English Quiz - Spelling: -or-, -oor-, and -ore- (Answers)
1. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a ceramic material used for making plates, cups and other objects'?
[x] porcelain
[ ] poorcelain
[ ] porecelain
[ ] pawrcelain
She always used porcelain tea cups
2. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'the feeling of being fed up'?
[ ] boordom
[ ] bordom
[x] boredom
[ ] bawrdom
As the night drew on, boredom descended on the group
3. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'no points or goals scored'?
[ ] scorless
[x] scoreless
[ ] scoorless
[ ] scareless
Although scoreless, it was an exciting football match
4. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'currently inactive or not in use'?
[ ] doremant
[x] dormant
[ ] dowrmant
[ ] doormant
The virus lay dormant for the time being
5. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'very beautiful'?
[ ] gawrgeous
[ ] goorgeous
[ ] goregeous
[x] gorgeous
She looked gorgeous in her new dress
6. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'wizard'?
[ ] sorceror
[ ] soorcerer
[x] sorcerer
[ ] sorecerer
The sorcerer stirred the pot and spoke in a strange language
7. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'the section of the human arm between the elbow and the wrist'?
[ ] forarm
[ ] foorarm
[x] forearm
[ ] fourarm
Since taking up training, his forearms were more muscular
8. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the verb that means 'to predict or work out what is likely to happen'?
[ ] fourcast
[ ] forcast
[x] forecast
[ ] foorcast
The weather reporters have forecast rain for tomorrow
9. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means '40'?
[x] forty
[ ] fourty
[ ] forety
[ ] foty
You'd be surprised by how many people spell 40 as 'fourty' because 4 is spelt 'four'
10. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a bullfighter on horseback'?
[ ] torador
[ ] tooreador
[ ] toriador
[x] toreador
Well done if you knew this word