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Hi

Would you say that the word stoke is common in everyday English? Is it formal or informal?

Thanks,

Tom

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The past participle is an increasing fad.

It was a rather common verb when fire was used to drive steam engines and heat houses.

Stoke: verb (used with object), stoked, stok·ing.

  • to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
  • to tend the fire of (a furnace, especially one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine);
  • supply with fuel.

verb (used without object), stoked, stok·ing.

  • to shake up the coals of a fire.
  • to tend a fire or furnace.
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Mr. Tom

Hi

Would you say that the word stoke is common in everyday English? Is it formal or informal?

Thanks,

Tom

Common compared to what other word?

Results from fraze.it:

like: 876838
stoke: 1275

Compared to "like", "stoke" is not common at all.
It's neither formal nor informal. It's rather middle-of-the-road.

CJ

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Mr. TomWould you say that the word stoke is common in everyday English? Is it formal or informal?

People say "I'm really stoked", meaning that they are more than eager to undertake an activity. That is modern slang, I guess. Modern or not, it is wholly informal.

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