Lv 5

Which sentence is better?

A. The ice cracked, and he was now drowning in the middle of the pond.

B. The ice cracked, and he was now drowning at the center of the pond.


9 Answers

  • 4 months ago
    Favourite answer

    They're both correct, but the word "center" is more formal, and when someone is drowning most people would just say "middle".

  • 4 months ago

    Just pointing out that nobody starts drowning the minute the ice cracks.

    First the ice cracks, then gaps appear, then the person slips through a gap, then they flail around trying to get out, then they start to panic and THEN they start to drown.It could easily be ten or fifteen minutes from the first cracking of the ice, to the person drowning.

  • 4 months ago

    "in the middle" is easier to say, but they are both fine.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    There's no real difference. In the middle and at the center are basically the same.

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Ice "cracking" does NOT result in somebody drowning. It only means that cracks appear in the ice.

    For a person to end up in the water, the ice needs to BREAK.


  • 4 months ago

    Middle sounds more normal. You do not need to use the comma in such a short sentence.

  • 4 months ago

    poor sentence, but "middle" is more generic./ ["center" is a precise spot as per math.]

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Either one is perfectly correct.

  • 4 months ago

    It could also be  'in the center' and 'at the middle'

    Actually, I do not see any difference

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