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    don't wander/stray/roam, stay close/in sight

    Letting your children play in a park but instructing them to stay close, which of the following is most natural, what are your opinions on each, and what are other ways to phrase the following:

    1. Don't wander around too far.
    2. Don't wander too far.
    3. Stay in sight.
    4. Don't leave my sight.
    4. Don't roam around too far.
    5. Stay close.
    6. Don't stray away too far.
    7. Don't stray too far.
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    Re: don't wander/stray/roam, stay close/in sight

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    Letting your children play in a park but instructing them to stay close, which of the following is most natural, what are your opinions on each, and what are other ways to phrase the following:

    1. Don't wander around too far.
    2. Don't wander too far.
    3. Stay in sight.
    4. Don't leave my sight.
    4. Don't roam around too far.
    5. Stay close.
    6. Don't stray away too far.
    7. Don't stray too far.
    See above.

    Once you have used "around" or "away", it is unnecessary/unnatural/ungrammatical to then use another description of distance, such as "too far".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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