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    The city's water flow is weak

    Is this correct and natural?

    The city's water flow is weak so they use water pumps. If they don't use water pumps, little water comes out of the facet. When activated, the water pumps make a loud noise which cuts through the dusty days and nights. The water comes out strongly out of the facet when they turn on the pump.

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    Re: The city's water flow is weak

    We usually talk about water pressure.
    I think the correct spelling is faucet, though it is called tap in BrE.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Feb-2021 at 12:33. Reason: Fixed typo
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: The city's water flow is weak

    The correct spelling in AmE is indeed "faucet". "Facet" has a completely different meaning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The city's water flow is weak

    So apart from faucet, is the rest of it okay?

    The city's water pressure is weak so they use water pumps. If they don't use water pumps, little water comes out of the faucet. When activated, the water pumps make a loud noise which cuts through the dusty days and nights. The water comes out strongly out of the faucet when they turn on the pump.

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    Re: The city's water flow is weak

    Sound doesn't cut through dust.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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