Pore or Pour?

J. Cheney

1. Pore as a verb means to study or examine something. As a noun, pore means an opening as in the skin or in the leaves of plants.

2. Pour as a verb means to flow freely or to empty a fluid from one source to another.

Write in the correct word and then click "submit" to send your answers.


  1. Looking for the correct spelling of a name, I (pored, poured) over the article's many paragraphs.
  2. Links to reference material:
    Would you like to learn more about these words?

    Your answer:


  3. The rain (pored, poured) constantly, so the street was flooded by morning.
  4. Your answer:


  5. "Will you (pore, pour) water into the glasses?" asked the manager.
  6. Your answer:


  7. The heavy cold cream blocked the young woman's (pores, pours).
  8. Your answer:


  9. The (porous, pourous) texture made the cloth feel bumpy. In the light, I could see the miniscule holes in the material.
  10. Your answer:



Generated by QuizMaker 2.0.

QuizMaker 2.0 for QuizServer © 1998 University of Hawaii. Developed for the University of Hawaii Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development in cooperation with Maui Community College. All rights reserved. Any copying, distribution, or preparation of derivative works is strictly prohibited.