He ran to the living room then ran to kitchen. He kept ran and ran.

"Why are you running here running there?" I asked him.

Does it sound grammatically correct to an native speaker?

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    Try this idiom: why are you keep running here and there? Commented May 20, 2017 at 4:47
  • @user178049 Why do you keep running...
    – None
    Commented May 20, 2017 at 5:34
  • He kept running and running : keep verb (CONTINUE DOING).
    – None
    Commented May 20, 2017 at 5:38

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  • If "he" just kept running erratically throughout the house, I'd say:

    Why do you keep on running?

  • If by here and there you just mean the living room and the kitchen, then you can say:

    Why are you running back and forth?

Back and forth in the Wiktionary:

From one place to another and back again.

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