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comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
what about a river's downstream..
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comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
@FumbleFingers How could you talk about the series of rivers and lakes which take the outflow of one river down to the Ocean (or desert basin) without having to name every one of those rivers and lakes?
Sep
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comment Is it okay to say “I can play the piano by music notes”?
Would that be for or on then? Or something else?
Sep
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comment Is it okay to say “I can play the piano by music notes”?
@simchona I am trying to figure out which is good between on the, with, and at in the sentence I gave which uses the verb sight-reading which your answer brings up. The sentences you provide, although correct, don't ring a bell to me as much as I would have expected and I believe there may be a more standard way of saying this... Not sure.
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comment Is it okay to say “I can play the piano by music notes”?
I've heard the formulation "I can sight-read" used a lot when the instrument in given by context : This piano player is an excellent sight-reader! How would you say "I'm an excellent sight-reader on the / with / at piano"
Sep
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accepted Term for wordplay using adjacent repetition of homophones
Sep
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comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
@FumbleFingers Consider a river flowing into the Nile. Then both the Nile and the Mediterranean would be this rivers' __________s...
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comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
@GEdgar I don't believe so, as Ausfluß seems to designate the water flowing out, rather than the bodies of water following the target river downstream to the ocean.
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comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
no it is not, thanks a lot anyways for looking into this!
Sep
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comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
I am indeed looking for a technical term, be it arcane or not.
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Sep
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comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
The mouth of the river refers to the place where the rivers flows into another body of water. I'm looking for a way a name use for this body of water in relation to the river.
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revised What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
add precision to the question
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asked What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
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accepted Is there a word for place and year of birth and death?
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asked Is there a word for place and year of birth and death?
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accepted “Back up data” or “back data up”?