soar or sore? Do not confuse the spelling of soar and sore, which sound similar.

Soar is chiefly used as a verb, meaning “increase rapidly” or “fly or rise high in the air”: The plane soared into the clouds.Prices are soaring.

Sore is an adjective meaning “painful” (as in a sore finger) or a noun meaning “a painful skin infection or wound” (as in open sores on his arms and legs).

 

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