Moving water vs water current

Super Saiyan

Senior Member
Cantonese
Hi, if someone asks you why a leaf flows away in water/or in a stream, can I say: “a leaf flows away because of moving water or because of water current. It pushes a leaf away.”

Is it correct to say this? If not, what’s the natural way? Thanks
 
  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    A leaf doesn't flow, but it would be natural to say it floats away.

    In the first sentence, it would be better to add "the" before "moving water". I cannot really explain why this is better/more natural, but "the" is often added to natural elements such as water, sky, wind, sea, rain and other similar things.

    "Current" does not need "water"; by itself, and with no context to suggest otherwise, a current is always a water current. Again, "current" would be better with "the".
     
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