Smell of – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

When something or someone smells of a particular thing, they have that smell.

Examples of use:

1. Her breath smelt of garlic.

2. She doesn’t like smelling of garlic.

3. His wife was furious when he came home from the party smelling of perfume.

4. We don’t like travelling in her car, it always smells of cigarettes.

5. I bought a book from eBay and it smelt of cigarette smoke.

6. When he came back to work after lunch his breath smelled of alcohol.

7. I love it when the kitchen smells of freshly baked bread.

8. Their house smells of wet dogs.

smell of
present simple
smell of and smells of
-ing form
smelling of
past simple
smelled of (UK English also smelt of)
past participle
smelled of (UK English also smelt of)

Can you write a sentence using this phrasal verb?

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