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Ground water may be also called as ___________

(a) Capillary water

(b) Gravitational water and Free water

(c) None of the mentioned

(d) All of the mentioned

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This interesting question is from Modes of Occurrences of Water in Soil topic in chapter Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses of Geotechnical Engineering I

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Right answer is (a) Capillary water

To elaborate: Since the ground water is subjected to no forces other than gravity. Hence the water is also known as gravitational water or free water.

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