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Pore vs. Pour

August 2015
Spot the Error

With only 90 seconds before his online fantasy football draft pick, Rob did not have much time to pour over his options.

If Rob had truly been pouring over his options, 90 seconds would have been plenty of time. After all, how long does it take to dump liquid onto something? However, that’s not what Rob was doing. Instead, he was poring over his options. That’s right, pore is both a noun and a verb. The verb pore—or pore over—means to examine or study closely.

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