Go this route. Go down this route. Go this road. Go down this road.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by hectacon, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. hectacon Senior Member

    Hindi
    If I am telling person go via a route.Shall I have to use "down".

    Go this route.
    Go down this route.

    Go this road.
    Go down this road.
     
  2. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    Go down this road = Go down the physical road that I'm showing you in the real world.
    Go down this route = Go down the printed road that I'm showing you on a map.

    The other two (without down) don't work, though you can say go this way.
     
  3. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    Go this route. :cross:
    Go down this route. :tick: Though 'follow this route' sounds more natural to me.

    Go this road. :cross:
    Go down this road. :tick:

    Crossed with KB - with whom I agree.
     
  4. hectacon Senior Member

    Hindi
    Great explanation. I like it. Now I have an idea about when do I have to use which one. If I am using a paper and drawing the route ,telling someone to follow this route. I will use the route and in other case the road.
     
  5. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    :thumbsup:
     

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