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

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.
 
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    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.
     

    heypresto

    Senior Member
    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.
     

    hectacon

    Senior Member
    Hindi
    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.
    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.
     
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