The fish swam in the water.

Meaning: A particular fish moved through water using its fins in a particular body of water.

Choice of Words: The is used to specify a particular fish. Fish is the name of the animal performing the action. Swam is the past tense of the verb swim, which means to move through water using fins. In indicates the location where the action is taking place. The is used again to specify a particular water. Water is the name of the place where the fish is swimming.

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