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1

Attrition

Boulders and other materials collide and break into smaller pieces


Highland areas

2

Abrasion

Smaller particles carried in suspension rub against the bank of the river. Like a sand papering action.


Lowland- because all the particles are small enough to be carried

3

Corrosion

Acids in the river dissolve rocks, such as limestone.

Any time during the river course

4

Hydraulic action

The sheer force of the river dislodges particles from the river’s banks