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Reply to "Under water or underwater in this instance?"

Hi, Imaginegrammar,

Please explain the best way to say under water/underwater in the following sentence:

"She had a tea party under water" or "she had a tea party underwater"? Thank you.

'Underwater' is always correct. In modern English, it can be used adjectivally and adverbially. 'Under water' is restricted to the adverbial usage. In your example, both are OK. 

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