Smoke is produced when something burns. Smoke comes from fire or from something that is so hot that it begins to ignite. Smoke has a strong smell, and depending on what is burning, it can be very visible.
- There’s smoke coming from that campfire.
- I smell smoke. Do you smell smoke?
- Where’s that smoke coming from?
- There’s a bunch of smoke coming from the chimney.
- Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
- After you go camping, your clothes usually smell like smoke.
There’s smoke coming from that fire!
This word is often used as a verb:
- She’s smoking a cigarette.
- It’s not healthy to smoke.
- Smoking is bad for your health. (In this sentence, "smoking" is a gerund.)
- It’s hard to quit smoking.
- The campfire is still smoking. (The fire isn’t out yet.)
- We smoked some fish after we caught them. (Smoking is a means for preserving food.)
- Would you like some smoked salmon? (In this question, "smoked" is an adjective.)
The word "smokey" is an adjective:
- Why is it so smokey in here?
- The kitchen became smokey because my wife was making dinner. (She always burns the food!)
- The campsite was all smokey from a campfire.
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June 25, 2015