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    Default "a burnt-out fire" or "burnt-down fire" or "exhausted fire"

    I'm confused! What is the correct adjective in this case "a burnt-out fire" or "burnt-down fire" or "exhausted fire" meaning that fire stops burning.

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    Default Re: "a burnt-out fire" or "burnt-down fire" or "exhausted fire"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    I'm confused! What is the correct adjective in this case "a burnt-out fire" or "burnt-down fire" or "exhausted fire" meaning that fire stops burning.
    Either of the first two are possible, depending on the context. The third one is not natural English.

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