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

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

It is the adverb "underwater" that gives the meaning you likely intend (see the photo in my last post). The prepositional phrase "under water," while possible, would indicate that she was not in the water. To have a tea party underneath a huge glass aquarium, for example, would be to have a tea party under water.

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