Someone farts in the class.

Jack noticed that and said, "What's that smell?"

Keith haven't smelled that and asked Jack, "Smell, I didn't smell anything."

Jack said, "I smell stinks." or "I smell some bad smell."

Smell can be verb and noun, how do we used it?

  • I smell something very bad
    – Maulik V
    Dec 19, 2014 at 8:23

2 Answers 2


It can also be an adjective:


"What is that smell? It stinks!"


"Can you smell that? It stinks!"


"Smell this. It smells good."


"It's very smelly in here. In fact, it stinks."


I don't think it's right to say "I smell stinks"; "I smell something stinky" would be OK. While "smell" can be a noun or a verb, "stink" is only a verb.

  • 2
    No, stink is often used as a noun. Example: The stink is from the skunk spraying the house.
    – Karen
    Dec 19, 2014 at 14:36

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .