I wonder if the use of "state" in the sentence below is correct or not. What I want to learn is whether this sentence is grammatically correct or not.

Water vapour is water’s state turned into gas form by boiling at 100 degree.

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I can't easily explain why the sentence is poor, but I would write it is as

Water vapour is its gaseous state formed by boiling at 100 degrees.

This also avoids using the word "water" twice in proximity.

However the sentence is scientifically incorrect. Water vapour is created naturally from water, the process of evaporation - turning from liquid into vapour, such as when a puddle dries out. Boiling it simply makes it impossible for the water to remain in its liquid state.

  • Is use of “state” in this way incorrect? Dec 6, 2019 at 10:30
  • Not entirely. The water has turned from liquid into gas. The water's state has turned from liquid to gaseous. The word "liquid" is both a noun and an adjective, but "gas" is a noun and "gaseous" the adjective. Dec 6, 2019 at 10:35
  • If i use sentence like ; Water’s state turned into gas form by boiling at 100 degree is called vaporization. Would it be correct ? Dec 6, 2019 at 10:50
  • "Degrees" needs to be in the plural. Dec 6, 2019 at 10:52
  • I got it. Is use of state correct here? I am asking it because i realy need it to solve problem. Dec 6, 2019 at 10:55

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