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    Default Put out/ light

    Hi,
    Can I use put out and light for any kind of flame , even the one that comes from the stove???
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Put out/ light

    I'd turn/switch gas rings on a stove off.

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    Exclamation Re: Put out/ light

    Is it also right about a cigarette?I mean do you turn off a cigarette?

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    Default Re: Put out/ light

    Quote Originally Posted by zoobinshid
    Is it also right about a cigarette?I mean do you turn off a cigarette?
    In that case I would prefer use "stub out".

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    Default Re: Put out/ light

    You can 'put out' cigarettes, but this is often when asked to, rather than when you have finished smoking it, where I'd use 'stub out'.

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