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    #1

    reduces the usage of river water

    Hello.

    Can I say something reduces the usage of river water? Does that make sense?

    Is this sentence correct and natural?

    The amount of ocean and sea saltwater is far greater than the river freshwater. Investing in desalination infrastructure can reduce the usage of river freshwater, which has been shrinking.

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    #2

    Re: reduces the usage of river water

    The volume of seawater is far greater than freshwater. Investing in desalination infrastructure can reduce the reliance on freshwater, which is a depleting resource.




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    Re: reduces the usage of river water

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The volume of seawater is far greater than freshwater. Investing in desalination infrastructure can reduce the reliance on freshwater, which is a depleting resource.



    Thanks. Could natives also comment please?

    Does my original sentence in post #1 work?

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    Re: reduces the usage of river water

    Ted's is better.

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    #5

    Re: reduces the usage of river water

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Ted's is better.
    Could you please write your own version?

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    #6

    Re: reduces the usage of river water

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Hello.

    Can I say something reduces the use of river water?

    Yes.

    Does that make sense?

    Yes.

    Is this sentence correct and natural?

    The amount of ocean water is far greater than river and lake water. Investing in desalination infrastructure can reduce the use of river water, which has been disappearing.
    Water doesn't shrink. It's the amount of water that shrinks.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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