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    #1

    smoking cigarette

    There was a smoking cigarette end in the ashtray.

    Does this smoking cigarette above mean cigarette that is smoking? How come a cigarette can perform the smoking action?
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    #2

    Re: smoking cigarette

    It means that smoke was rising from the end of a cigarette.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: smoking cigarette

    Hi Panicmonger

    What it means is that the tobacco was still burning, with smoke rising from the cigarette, not that it was being actively smoked.

    Hope this helps
    NT

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