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    #1

    you'd be walking barefoot on the same floor the cockroach just crawled on

    Parent: Wear your slippers in this room, son. I just saw a cockroach here a while ago and I wasn't able to kill it. Plus, I haven't had the chance to mop the floor yet.

    Child: Why should I wear slippers?

    Parent: Because if you don't, you'd be walking barefoot on the same floor the cockroach just crawled on. You don't want to do that because cockroaches are dirty.

    I find the italicized phrase a little awkward. Can somebody improve it?
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    #2

    Re: you'd be walking barefoot on the same floor the cockroach just crawled on

    Just change you'd to you'll.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: you'd be walking barefoot on the same floor the cockroach just crawled on

    You'll be walking barefoot where the cockroach just crawled.

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