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Spelling:  -or-, -oor-, and -ore-
Do you find some words tricky to spell?

Spelling: -or-, -oor-, and -ore-

Let's dive into a KS2 English spelling quiz, exploring words ending in or, oor, and ore! Spell moor, or is it more? The combos 'or', 'oor', and 'ore' can be a bit tricky. And it doesn't help when 'au' and 'aw' sound like 'or' and 'oor'!

Everyone has words that are tricky to spell. If you find them hard, take a few moments or minutes to think about the word. Good spelling is a big plus, so it's worth the extra time!

Test your spelling skills with this cool English quiz!

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1.
Knowledge which can be shared.
Infaumation
Information
Inforemation
Infoormation
To inform is to tell, so we add 'ation' to the end.
2.
A share of something.
Pawtion
Poortion
Poretion
Portion
Can I have a portion of your pizza please?
3.
Someone who gives an account of an event to someone else (especially the news).
Reporeter
Repourter
Repoorter
Reporter
If you know how to spell report, this will help you with reporter.
4.
Proper, correct or refined.
Foormal
Formal
Foremal
Fawmal
Be careful with words beginning with 'for' - make sure you don't use 'fore'.
5.
To love deeply.
Adore
Adoor
Ador
Adoar
Playing word games such as Scrabble Junior will improve your spelling no end!
6.
The opposite of 'after'.
Befoor
Befor
Befaw
Before
The phrase 'fore and aft' describes the two ends of a ship. Can you guess which word means towards the front of the ship?
7.
Someone who is outspoken can be described as ......
fourthright
forethright
forthright
foorthright
To be 'forthright' means to go 'straight forward', or to be direct.
8.
Open upland which often has peaty soil.
Maw
More
Moor
Mor
An example is: We walked across the moor this morning.
9.
A practical lesson, or principle, taught by a story.
Moral
Moreal
Morel
Mooral
Morel is a word - it's a type of mushroom.
10.
Oats simmered in water or milk and served for breakfast.
Poreage
Porridge
Pooridge
Paurage
Porridge can also be a very thick soup made of meat, vegetables and barley - but would you want that for breakfast?
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Spelling

Author:  Sheri Smith

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