duck dives(dive) into the water

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ridgemao, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. ridgemao Senior Member

    chinese
    Hello:

    In this picture (link2), the duck in the bottom of the picture was swimming on the water, then it put its head in the water suddenly, can I describe this fast movement as "the duck is diving into the water" ?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

    Wisconsin
    English - United States
    You can't say "into the water," because the duck was already in the water. I would probably say it dove below the surface of the water.
     
  3. loghrat Senior Member

    Australia
    British English / Danish
    Since the duck is already swimming in the water, I think I would say, 'diving under ​the water'.
     

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