boil water vs boil some water

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Brave Heart

Senior Member
Japan, Japanese
Hi all,

When I "googled", I found two kinds of expressions: "I'll boil some water" and "I'll boil water".

Could you tell me if there is any difference in meaning between "some water" and "water" here?

Thanks. :)
 
  • Brave Heart

    Senior Member
    Japan, Japanese
    Thanks Brian P. :)

    If I change the sentences into "I'll boil some water for a cup of coffee" and "I'll boil water for a cup of coffee", then, would either one of them be a better choice? Or they are still interchangeable?
     

    AWordLover

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Hi,

    I guess it would help to say "water" is uncountable. If I have water I have some water. Some water doesn't tell how much water, it is just distinguished from no water.
     
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