for you on the road

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navi tasan

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Are these sentences correct:
1-This water is for you to drink on the road.
2-This water is for you on the road.
3-This water is for you while on the road.
 

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Numbers one and three are the best. ;-)
 

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Thnaks Red5. It's good to hear from you again. What do you think of:
4-This water is for you while driving on the road.
 

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Number one is clearest. Number two is not a natural English sentence. Number three seems to be an elliptical sentence, with "you're" understood, thus: "This water is for you while (you're) on the road."

I would prefer: "This water is for you to drink while you are on the road."

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