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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Wink puff out a candle

    Does one blow out or puff out a candle? Which is the correct word to use in this instance?

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    Re: puff out a candle

    I either blow it out or snuff it out. The first can only be done with the mouth. The second can be done with your fingertips or with a candle-snuffer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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