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    Hi there! I'm here again to make a new question. I don't know what verbs I can use that have to do with the word FIRE. Can I say this fire is heating me ??? if not what other verbs are related ???
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    Re: fire

    You don't just heat somebody, you heat them up. But that's pretty extreme. Normally you'd say a fire 'warms you up'.

    Incidentally, you don't 'make a question'; you 'put' it or 'think of it' or just say 'I've got a question' or ask 'may I ask a question?' Or just ask it!

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    #3

    Re: fire

    The fire could "warm" you too, without "up".

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    Re: fire

    Quite right.

    For the interest of other readers, warming is a process that is not complete. If you pass a warming fire, it warms you. If you are cold and want to get comfortably warm, you sit by the fire (and it warms you up).

    (On the subject of other possible prepositions, if you put a sausage roll in an oven to warm it up, you wait until it's 'warmed through'.)

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    Re: fire

    Or if you are already warm and a fire is keeping you warm, then you could say that it warms you. Am I right?

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    #6

    Re: fire

    Well you could, but you'd be more likely to say 'it's keeping me warm'.

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    Re: fire

    Thank you

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