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    Water

    Hi all,

    I have the following water related queries:-

    (1) Can I say "I just went to fill up my cup"? What I meant is I went to the water machine and filled up my cup with water.

    (2) Can I say "I want to have some cold water"? Or should I say "ice water"?

    Thanks!

    JY

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    Re: Water

    (1) Can I say "I just went to fill up my cup"? What I meant is I went to the water machine and filled up my cup with water.
    (2) Can I say "I want to have some cold water"? Or should I say "ice water"?


    (1) is fine.
    (2) There may be some regional differences for this but I would usually consider "ice water" as being water with ice cubes in it to cool it. Some people might refer to water from a water cooler in this way. Otherwise I think cold/cool/chilled water, would work in most situations.

    not a teacher

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