Asked • 06/25/19

Usage of “d'eau” vs “de l'eau”?

I'm confused about when to use “*d'eau*” and when to use “*de l'eau*”. For example, if someone asks “what is in that carafe?”, I think it is correct to answer “*c'est de l'eau*”. But if you ask for a carafe of water, you ask for a “*carafe d'eau*”. In what situations do you use “*de l'eau*” and when do you use “*d'eau*”?

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