Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 2,330
    #1

    plain water/water

    In my country, when a guest wishes to have a glass of water, not aerated water or any other drink, he or she will ask, "May I have a glass of plain water?"

    I wonder whether native speakers also use the same word or just 'water'.

    Thanks in advance.


    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 2,886
    #2

    Re: plain water/water

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    In my country, when a guest wishes to have a glass of water, not aerated water or any other drink, he or she will ask, "May I have a glass of plain water?"

    I wonder whether native speakers also use the same word or just 'water'.

    Thanks in advance.
    May I have a glass of tap water, please. I have a frog in my throat.

Similar Threads

  1. be (as) plain as the nose on your face
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2009, 17:45
  2. plain wall
    By KLPNO in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Aug-2008, 09:25
  3. plain or simple
    By jctgf in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31-Oct-2007, 02:14
  4. [Tdol's Blog] Plain English
    By Tdol in forum UsingEnglish.com Content
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-Apr-2006, 11:55
  5. what's the meaning of just plain weirdness?
    By activemind in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-Apr-2005, 07:41

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •