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  1. milan2003_07's Avatar
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    they submerged/plunged in the water

    Dear friends,

    Here is a short extract from my story anout the Jordan Staircase in the Winter Palace (hermitage museum, St. Petersburg, Russia):

    "On the Epiphany the Royal family would go donstairs to the Neva River where they submerged/plunged in the water and the water of the Neva was that of the Jordan River on that very day".

    1) Is the usage of "submerge/plunge" correct in the meaning that they dived in the water (doing that quite slowly, not like sportsmen from a tower)?

    2) Is the preposition "in" correct?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: they submerged/plunged in the water

    You can't dive slowly. They lowered themselves into​ the water.

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    #3

    Re: they submerged/plunged in the water

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You can't dive slowly. They lowered themselves into​ the water.
    I know we can't dive slowly, but I meant just the process of getting under it completely or partly. Can we use my sentence in post #1 in this context?

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    #4

    Re: they submerged/plunged in the water

    Perhaps:

    They waded into the water, getting deeper and deeper until they were all the way in.

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