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Here's a picture of the drowning machine, where several people have died.



It looks deceptively calm doesn't it.

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1. "Risking certain death" doesn't work because you can only risk your life or another person's life but not death. Of course you can say "risking being drowned/killed etc".

2. For me, "submerged weir" sounds weird because it seems to imply that the weir has not always been submerged. It's ok to say "submerged village/grave/cave etc because all these were probably not submerged at the time of their formation. I'd very much prefer "underwater weir" just as much I'd say "underwater currents".

3. Escape is impossible once caught....(this does seem to suggest that "caught" refers back to "escape", doesn't it)
#2 is actually fine. In my mind I was thinking about the eddy formed by the weir rather than about the structure iself.
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Ivanhr1. "Risking certain death" doesn't work because you can only risk your life or another person's life but not death. Of course you can say "risking being drowned/killed etc".
You were close. Certain death means death with no uncertainty. Risking something means that there is uncertainty. So how you can risk certain death? Is it or is it not certain? Will you die, absolutely postively? Or is there a chance you might die?
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Risking certain death ... i see no logic there what does that even mean ? nothing
Escape impossible ...well no need to say it.. when you are dead you dont try anymore anything.
"The drowning machine" could be understood as a machine which is going underwater itself.