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    climb up the stair plus go down the stairs

    Speaking to toddlers, I typically use climb up the stairs as opposed to go up the stairs, but say go down the stairs instead of climb down the stairs. Does it sound natural?

    Be careful climbing up the stairs. You don't want to fall and hurt yourself.
    Be careful going down the stairs. You don't want to fall and hurt yourself.



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    Re: climb up the stair plus go down the stairs

    Your sentences are OK, but needlessly complicated for toddlers.

    'Be careful going upstairs/downstairs.'

    Or even more simply, 'Be careful on the stairs'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Apr-2016 at 13:47.

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    Re: climb up the stair plus go down the stairs

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    Speaking to toddlers, I typically use climb up the stairs as opposed to go up the stairs
    I don't, though I don't see why not. I would use climb if the child was still crawling.

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