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    What's that delicious smell?

    Dear All,
    Which sentence is correct:-
    01:- What's that delicious smell? what have you been cooking?
    02:- What's that delicious smell? what have you cooked ?
    03 :- What's that delicious smell? what are you cooking ?
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Mohamed

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    Re: What's that delicious smell?

    The first and third are fine. The second is not very natural. If the smell is lingering, the progressive form is more natural.

    The second sentence in all your examples needs to begin with a capital letter.

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    Re: What's that delicious smell?

    Welcome to the forum, Mohamed.

    Quote Originally Posted by mohamedstarwael View Post
    Which sentence is correct?

    1. What's that delicious smell? What have you been cooking?
    2. What's that delicious smell? What have you cooked[no space here]?
    3. What's that delicious smell? What are you cooking[no space here]?
    Please note my corrections to your post.

    I have deleted unnecessary text and changed your thread title, which was 'Grammar'.


    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


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    Re: What's that delicious smell?

    Welcome to the forum. You'll get lots of corrections here, offered to help you improve your English. Here's one: please don't use a colon (:) and a hyphen ​(-) together. This combination does not exist in English.
    I am not a teacher.

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