I'd use B.
Student or Learner
Was it better to risk certain death by sitting close together on a small crowded open boat with very little food and water? Or should one stay on the “Bounty” with the crew and face certain death from the British Navy if caught? The drawback of staying on the ship seemed to ______as I thought about how wrong it was to treat Captain Bligh in this way. So I joined him in the small boat.
A. build B . grow
I learn from the dictionary that both have the meaning of "increase, become stronger". So I think both are suitable in this case.
Are they naturally collocated?
Thanks for your help!
I'd use B.
I agree with TDol, but I find the use of "drawback" a little odd here. Was that in the original script? I've seen the movie with Brando several times, but haven't read the book.
I got stuck on "risk certain death." You either risk death, or face certain death, but how do you risk certain death?
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.