Ok, this is a picture of my apartment.

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There are 2 adjacent rooms. There is a balcony. The child is standing in Room 1. The child can go from Room1 to Room2 through route 1 (the child can walk down room 1 and go to room2) or route 2 (the child can walk from room1 to the balcony and then go to room2)

I am working on the balcony and it is very dirty. I want the child to go from room1 to room2 and I don't want him to use route 2, I want him to use the route 1.

How would I say?

-Please go to the other side of the room via something?

  • Did you try pointing?
    – James K
    Apr 9, 2020 at 14:41
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    "Go round by the [other] door." Apr 9, 2020 at 16:22

1 Answer 1


Again you are way overthinking this kind of basic communication. Children are no pre-programmed robots who only respond to commands phrased in one way. You need to communicate, not learn thousands of incantations.


Go that way.

With body language.

  • Is this a complete sentence "go that way to the other side of the room"?
    – Tom
    Apr 9, 2020 at 14:52
  • "Go that way" is a complete sentence.
    – James K
    Apr 9, 2020 at 14:59

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