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!
- TommymcLv 71 month agoFavorite 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."
- bluebellbkkLv 71 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".
- ZapataLv 61 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.
- Anonymous1 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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- GodLv 71 month ago
A delicious smell was coming from the kitchen. Or A delicious smell was coming out of the kitchen.
- BarryLv 52 months ago
Whilst both are acceptable B 'fragrance' implies that of a perfume or floral scent. Not usual in a food preparation area.