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.
- Pat WoodenLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
They're both correct, but the word "center" is more formal, and when someone is drowning most people would just say "middle".
- bluebellbkkLv 72 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.
- foxprojoyLv 62 months ago
"in the middle" is easier to say, but they are both fine.
- RPLv 72 months ago
There's no real difference. In the middle and at the center are basically the same.
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- Anonymous2 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.
- babyboomer1001Lv 72 months ago
Middle sounds more normal. You do not need to use the comma in such a short sentence.
- SumDudeLv 72 months ago
poor sentence, but "middle" is more generic./ ["center" is a precise spot as per math.]
- Rick BLv 72 months ago
Either one is perfectly correct.
- jimanddottaylorLv 72 months ago
It could also be 'in the center' and 'at the middle'
Actually, I do not see any difference