you're doing the same

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Renatrix

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polski
One child is playing with a doll. The other child is playing with another doll. Can I comment on their play: "You're doing the same."?
 
  • RM1(SS)

    Senior Member
    English - US (Midwest)
    No, because there is nothing to show what the same refers to. You could say to one child, "She is playing with a doll, and you're doing the same." But without the first part of that, you'd have to say "You [two] are doing the same thing." (Actually, I would use thing in both cases.)
     

    Renatrix

    Senior Member
    polski
    And if one child is playing with a doll and I want the other to play with the doll, too, can I ask her: 'Do the same.' without adding anything but just using gestures to show her what I mean?
     
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