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    when a bad smell can be felt in a big open area

    I want to express that a bad smell can be felt in a big open area.

    How can I complete this sentence?

    He stepped out in the yard. The stench of some dead animal...

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    Re: when a bad smell can be felt in a big open area

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I want to describe how a bad odor can be smelled/smelt in a big open area.

    How can I complete this sentence?

    He stepped out in the yard. The stench of some dead animal...
    That's good.
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    Re: when a bad smell can be felt in a big open area

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    That's good.

    I actually want to learn some ways to complete this sentence:

    He stepped out in the yard. The stench of some dead animal...

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    Re: when a bad smell can be felt in a big open area

    ... pervaded the whole area.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: when a bad smell can be felt in a big open area

    was everywhere

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    Re: when a bad smell can be felt in a big open area

    . . . assaulted his nasal passages as if eleven putrifying skunk corpses had been fired point-blank into his nostrils via the agency of a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 08-May-2021 at 23:47.
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    Re: when a bad smell can be felt in a big open area

    Just eleven?

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