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    Which are correct:

    1-I was standing in water two feet deep.
    2-I was standing two feet deep in water.

    3-I walked two feet deep in water.
    4-I walked in water two feet deep.
    (MEANING A: I walked in water that had a depth of two feet.)

    5-I walked two feet deep into water.
    6-I walked into water two feet deep.
    (MEANING: B: I advanced until the water was two feet deep.)

    I think "6" implies that I entered water that was two feet deep (from zero to two in one step).
    I think "3" could mean "B".

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    Default Re: depth

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-I was standing in water two feet deep.
    2-I was standing two feet deep in water. Possible

    3-I walked two feet deep in water. Unnatural
    4-I walked in water two feet deep.
    (MEANING A: I walked in water that had a depth of two feet.)

    5-I walked two feet deep into water. No
    6-I walked into water two feet deep.
    (MEANING: B: I advanced until the water was two feet deep.)No

    I think "6" implies that I entered water that was two feet deep (from zero to two in one step).
    I think "3" could mean "B". N0
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    ...2-I was standing two feet deep in water. Possible
    ...
    - especially when the depth is extreme: 'We were standing up to our eyes in freezing water.'

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