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    smell

    Hi~.
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    I smell the house burining. Let's get out of here!.
    I smell coffee being made. It smells good!
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    I know these two sentences are correct. But...


    Don't natives use the exression like "smell something verb (not -ing)" ?
    How about this sentence?
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    In general, new-borns can't smell anything burn, rotten, and cook.
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    Should "burn, rotten, and cook" be replaced by "burning, rottening, and cooking"?

    Help me~please.


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    Re: smell

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    In general, babies can't smell anything burn, rotten, and cook.
    In general, babies can't smell anything burning, rottening, and cooking.
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    Which one is correct?


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    Re: smell

    Neither.


    "In general, babies cannot smell anything that is burning, rotten or cooking"

    Much better to say :

    "In general, the sense of smell is not developed in babies"


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    Re: smell

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Neither.


    "In general, babies cannot smell anything that is burning, rotten or cooking"

    Much better to say :

    "In general, the sense of smell is not developed in babies"


    Wow~ I didn't expect to get a reply.
    I waited so long that I almost gave up.
    Your explanation helps a lot.
    Thank you!!!

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