Water or waters?

Water means a liquid without colour, smell or taste that is used for drinking, washing, cooking, etc.

While waters means the mass of water in a lake, river, etc. or the sea near a country.

  • We are advised to drink about eight glasses of waters every day. (FALSE)
  • From the plane above, we could see the murky water of the Indian Ocean. (FALSE)
  • We are advised to drink about eight glasses of water every day. (TRUE)
  • From the plane above, we could see the murky waters of Indian Ocean. (TRUE)

* The first two sentences above are wrong because of the wrong use of the words water and waters. In the first two sentences, it should be water (without s) while in the second two sentences, it should be waters (with s).

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