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    panicmonger is offline Member
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    Default 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?
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: smoking cigarette

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

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    Default 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
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