"Soil is formed by water.” If you agree to this statement then give reasons for your answer

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Soil is formed by water.” If you agree to this statement then give reasons for your answer.

Answer:

Water helps in formation of soil in the following ways:

  • Water wears off the rocks over a long period of time.
  • Small rocks in the flowing water rub against other rocks creating small particles which are carried away downstream and deposited as soil.
  • Water expands on freezing. So when it is deposited in crevices of rocks, rocks crack into smaller pieces.