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    risk of death/dying

    What´s the right (best?) way to say it?
    - J was sent to hospital, but doesn´t run (the) risk of death/dying.

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    Re: risk of death/dying

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    What´s the right (best?) way to say it?
    - J was sent to hospital, but doesn´t run (the) risk of death/dying.
    "Dying" is better, although "death" could be, and is, used in that context.

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    Re: risk of death/dying

    What about the most common verb used in this case? To run?

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    Re: risk of death/dying

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    What about the most common verb used in this case? To run?
    To "run the risk" is idiomatic.

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    Re: risk of death/dying

    I would say 'I was taken to hospital but wasn't in any danger of dying'.

    Rover

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