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

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This KS2 English spelling quiz takes a look at words ending in or, oor and ore. How to spell moor, or is it more? The letter combinations 'or', 'oor' and 'ore' are responsible for quite a few difficulties with English spelling. It certainly doesn't help when 'au' and 'aw' can make the same sound as 'or' and 'oor'.

Most people have a few words that they find tricky to spell. They have to stop and think about the word first. So if you sometimes struggle with spelling, take an extra few moments, or minutes, to get it right. Good spelling is a bonus in life, so it's worth taking time over.

Check your spelling skills with this English quiz.

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1.
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?
2.
A practical lesson, or principle, taught by a story.
Moral
Moreal
Morel
Mooral
Morel is a word - it's a type of mushroom.
3.
A share of something.
Pawtion
Poortion
Poretion
Portion
Can I have a portion of your pizza please?
4.
To love deeply.
Adore
Adoor
Ador
Adoar
Playing word games such as Scrabble Junior will improve your spelling no end!
5.
Knowledge which can be shared.
Infaumation
Information
Inforemation
Infoormation
To inform is to tell, so we add 'ation' to the end.
6.
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.
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.
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?
9.
Proper, correct or refined.
Foormal
Formal
Foremal
Fawmal
Be careful with words beginning with 'for' - make sure you don't use 'fore'.
10.
Open upland which often has peaty soil.
Maw
More
Moor
Mor
An example is: We walked across the moor this morning.

 

Author:  Sheri Smith

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