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Why can I say 'a car' but not 'a water'?

Is it because water cannot be described in singular terms :?:

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If you are thinking of the liquid, then we don't think of it as having singular\plural- thye same is generally true of substances and materials. If we are buying a bottle of it, then we can ask for 'a water and a coffee',but here we are thinking about the bottles and cups. ;-)
 
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