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    What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    I'm doing a question on note expansion. I'm supposed to expand the following note:
    - dog - barking - smoke - door

    I am facing problem describing the smoke. These are my sentences. Are they correct?
    1. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke coming through the door.
    2. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke drifting through the door.
    3. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke beyond the door.


    Or are there any better word?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5376 View Post
    I'm doing a question on note expansion. I'm supposed to expand the following note:
    - dog - barking - smoke - door

    I am facing problem describing the smoke. These are my sentences. Are they correct?
    1. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke coming through the door.
    2. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke drifting through the door.
    3. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke beyond the door.


    Or are there any better word?

    Thanks in advance.
    They are all possible. The first two are more likely.

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5376 View Post
    I'm doing a question on note expansion. I'm supposed to expand the following note:
    - dog - barking - smoke - door


    I am facing problem describing the smoke. These are my sentences. Are they correct?
    1. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke coming through the door.
    2. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke drifting through the door.
    3. John heard a dog barking while he was doing his homework one night. He looked up and saw smoke beyond the door.

    Or are there any better word?

    Thanks in advance.
    Smoke doesn't normally 'come' or 'drift' through closed doors. If you fixed that problem, either of 1 or 2 would be adequate.

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Smoke doesn't normally 'come' or 'drift' through closed doors. If you fixed that problem, either of 1 or 2 would be adequate.
    There is a picture for this question actually. In the picture, the door is opened. So 1 and 2 can be used right? When using 1, are we supposed to state a place like coming into his room through the door?

    thanks for the help ya.

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are all possible. The first two are more likely.
    Hi, thanks for helping.

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5376 View Post
    There is a picture for this question actually. In the picture, the door is opened. So 1 and 2 can be used right? When using 1, are we supposed to state a place like coming into his room through the door?

    thanks for the help ya.
    In that case, I'd write "through the open door". That's the fix I was hoping you'd think of.
    Literally, the smoke is coming through the doorway, not through the door, but you have to use "door". Yes, we do use "through the door" to mean "through the doorway". It was just a suggestion for improvement.

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In that case, I'd write "through the open door". That's the fix I was hoping you'd think of.
    Literally, the smoke is coming through the doorway, not through the door, but you have to use "door". Yes, we do use "through the door" to mean "through the doorway". It was just a suggestion for improvement.
    through the doorway. Got it!
    However, should it be "through the opened door" or "through the open door"?

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5376 View Post
    through the doorway. Got it!
    However, should it be "through the opened door" or "through the open door"?
    Use "open".

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5376 View Post
    through the doorway. Got it!
    However, should it be "through the opened door" or "through the open door"?
    "open". "Opened" is an adjective from past participle. You could use it.
    But we normally talk about 'open doors' or a door being open when that is the state the door is in.

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    Re: What is the suitable verb for smoke?

    ok, thanks both of you!

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