soar vs sore : Common Errors in English

About soar vs sore

By far the more common word is “sore” which refers to aches, pains and wounds: sore feet, sore backs, sores on your skin. The more unusual word used to describe the act of gliding through the air or swooping up toward the heavens is spelled ”soar.” This second word is often used metaphorically: eagles, spirits, and prices can all soar. If you know your parts of speech, just keep in mind that “soar” is always a verb, and “sore” can be either a noun (“running sore”) or an adjective (“sore loser”) but never a verb. In archaic English “sore” could also be an adverb meaning “sorely” or “severely”: “they were sore afraid.”

soar Meaning(s)

  • (v) fly upwards or high in the sky
  • (n) the act of rising upward into the air
  • (v) rise rapidly
  • (v) fly by means of a hang glider
  • (v) go or move upward
  • (v) fly a plane without an engine

sore Meaning(s)

  • (n) an open skin infection
  • (s) hurting
  • (s) causing misery or pain or distress
  • (s) roused to anger

soar in News

  1. Temps to soar to the 90s today; Severe weather possible tomorrow

    Get ready! We’re turning up the heat. Temperatures on Wednesday will soar into the 90s. In the Piedmont Triad, highs...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: FOX 8 WGHP

  2. JetBlue Airways Announces Soar with Reading Initiative in Partnership with Random House Children's Books

    NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announces its third-annual Soar with Reading program, an award-winning summer literacy initiative ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Camp SOAR gives Special Olympic athletes chance to shine

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hundreds of Special Olympic athletes are enjoying camp this week.  Camp SOAR got underway Monday and runs through Friday at the Levine Jewish Community Center is South Park.  This is the 13th year for the camp and organizers say about 350 campers ranging from age 10 to 70 will take part.  Campers are enjoying numerous activities including basketball, tennis and arts and crafts ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WCNC Charlotte

sore in News

  1. Murray dealing with sore foot

    The Contra Costa Times reports that Raiders rookie running back Latavius Murray remains sidelined during minicamp with a sore foot. Murray, a sixth-round pick from Central Florida, is competing with Rashad Jennings to be the No. 2 running back in Oakland behind Darren McFadden .
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CBS Sports

  2. Judge upholds $23m award in CA bed sore death

    A Sacramento judge has upheld a $23 million jury award over the bed sore death of a woman at a Northern California assisted living facility.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Channel 8 San Diego

  3. Sore right foot may keep Ethier out Monday

    A sore right foot kept Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale with the Braves. He did not play in an 8-1 loss and is questionable for Monday's opener against the D-backs.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Dodgers

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