Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Is this sentence correct:
"Anything that can CATCH fire is flammable."
- 2 months ago
yes, we say 'catch fire' to mean fire starts on something,
- tentofieldLv 72 months ago
You could also say "Anything that can CATCH fire is inflammable." "Flammable" and "inflammable" have exactly the same meaning just slightly different origins. "Inflammable" is the older word and means "capable of being inflamed". Some people thought that the "in-" represented a negative and thought "inflammable" meant "non-flammable so "flammable" became more common.
- Chi girlLv 72 months ago
Yes, that's correct.