when you burn woods you can hear their sound being burnt

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Can I say "when you burn woods you can hear their sound being burnt"?
 

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No, sound doesn't burn. Besides, you may have noticed that teachers have been trying to get you not to repeat words. Why not try again using 'burn' or its derivatives only once.
 

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Also note that you can use "wood" (uncountable noun) or "pieces of wood" (countable noun), but not "woods". "Woods" is another way of saying "small forests".
 

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No, sound doesn't burn. Besides, you may have noticed that teachers have been trying to get you not to repeat words. Why not try again using 'burn' or its derivatives only once.

When you burn wood you can hear the sound of burning. Can I say "I could hear the sound of wood being burnt"?
 

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Yes, you can say "I could hear the sound of wood being burnt".

 

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Wood makes a noise when it burns.
 

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"When you burn wood you can hear the sound of the fire crackling."

This is close to your original and doesn't use 'burn' or 'wood' twice. It's what you should be aiming for in some of your longer sentences. Often it's best just to write shorter sentences, but if you vary the words, a longer sentence can be appealing.
 
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