pour over a book/ pore over a book

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Cinnamon12, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Cinnamon12 Member

    UK, English, Spanish and Italian
    Does one 'pour' over a book, or 'pore' over a book?

    'Are they still pouring over the notes I gave them?' Is this correct?

    thank you.
  2. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Hi Cinnamon

    It's "pore":)
  3. Cinnamon12 Member

    UK, English, Spanish and Italian
    Thanks Loob!

    So it would be 'poring over the notes'? That looks really wrong!
  4. GreenWhiteBlue

    GreenWhiteBlue Senior Member

    The City of New York
    USA - English
    No, it looks correct. "Pouring over the notes", on the other hand, looks really wrong, and it looks that way because it is really wrong -- unless you are speaking of emptying a pitcher of water on your notebook!
  5. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    When all else fails, check the dictionary rather than relying on one's incorrect presupposition. Loob is correct.

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