Lv 5

Are these sentences both correct?

A. A delicious smell was coming out from the kitchen.

B. A delicious fragrance was coming out from the kitchen.

Are these sentences both acceptable? Thanks!

6 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    In both sentences, the word "out" is redundant and not necessary. It's not wrong, but "from the kitchen" means the exact same thing.

    The words smell and fragrance have slightly different meanings. A smell can be good, foul, or neutral.  A fragrance is a good smell.  Since the sentence specifies the smell is delicious, they both mean the same.  A better choice might be "aroma".

    "A delicious aroma was coming from the kitchen."

  • 1 month ago

    Scrap the unnecessary "out" and they're both fine.

    People are arguing that "fragrance" isn't suitable. But nowhere in the sentence does it actually mention FOOD. It is perfectly possible that the "fragrance" coming from the kitchen is from a bouquet of roses and honeysuckle standing in the sink waiting to be arranged in a vase.

    As they stand, after "out" has been removed, both sentences are perfectly "correct".

  • Zapata
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Both would be acceptable and both make sense...HOWEVER,

    1. In both, the word "out" is unnecessary. It is logical to presume that a pleasant smell of cooking would come from, and not in to, a kitchen.

    2. Smell and fragrance have different useages. Fragrance is more commonly used in specific connection with flowers or perfumes. Smell is more generally employed and it would be a better option in this particular case.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "Smell" is the sense we use to detect odors. It is not what you actually perceive with your nose. It is commonly used incorrectly.  Instead, use a noun that actually represents odor - aroma, fragrance, scent.

    "B" is a correct sentence.

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  • God
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A delicious smell was coming from the kitchen.  Or A delicious smell was coming out of the kitchen.

  • Barry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Whilst both are acceptable B 'fragrance' implies that of a perfume or floral scent. Not usual in a food preparation area.

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