22 / 10 / 2018

Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone! I hope your weekend was relaxing. 

This week, we are concentrating on words that are often confused in English. We are presenting words that are very similar, which is why they are often confused. Sometimes the words sound the same; sometimes they are spelled similarly but are pronounced differently and have different meanings.

Today's words are POURED and PORED. These words are pronounced the same, but they are spelled differently and have different meanings. 

Definition of POURED: This is the past tense of POUR, a verb which means to make a substance flow from a container, especially into another container, by raising just one side of the container that the substance is in.

Example 1: She poured the wine into five glasses. 

Example 2: After five minutes, I poured the tea into the cups.  

Definition of PORED: This is also a past tense, this time of the verb PORE, which means to look at and study a book, a document, etc. very carefully. 

Example 3: He pored over the photo albums, looking for photos of his grandparents when they were young. 

Example 4: When I was young, I spent a lot of time poring over statistics of my favourite sport stars.

I hope the difference in meanings is clear. We will see you tomorrow for a lesson about ALL TOGETHER and ALTOGETHER.