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1. Choosing between stairs or elevators. I say:

You wanna keep walking or take the elevator?

2. My friend asks me: Didn't you already go to the restroom? I say:

No, She went. Or

No, She did. Or

No, she's gone.

Are all three useable?

3. Talking to someone on the elevator:

How did you know I was from the US? Or

How did you know I'm from the US?

Are both grammatically correct and useable?

Thanks!
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Hi,

1. Choosing between stairs or elevators. I say:

You wanna keep walking or take the elevator? No. 'Walking' does not convey the meaning of using the stairs.

2. My friend asks me: Didn't you already go to the restroom? I say:

No, she went. OK. Or

No, she did. OK Or

No, she's gone. No

Are all three useable?

3. Talking to someone on the elevator:

How did you know I was from the US? OK Or

How did you know I'm from the US? OK, but better is 'How do you know I'm from the US?'

Are both grammatically correct and useable?

Clive
CliveHi,1. Choosing between stairs or elevators. I say:You wanna keep walking or take the elevator? No. 'Walking' does not convey the meaning of using the stairs.2. My friend asks me: Didn't you already go to the restroom? I say:No, she went. OK. OrNo, she did. OK OrNo, she's gone. NoAre all three useable?3. Talking to someone on the elevator:How did you know I was from the US? OK OrHow did you know I'm from the US? OK, but better is 'How do you know I'm from the US?'Are both grammatically correct and useable?Clive
Thank you Clive,

Why can you say:

I'm walking down the stairs.

Can I use:

You wanna keep climbing or take the elevator.

Thanks!
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Hi,

Where are you when you say this?
eg Are you at the foot of the stairs? Are you on the stairs?

In writing, don't use 'wanna'.
Clive
CliveHi,Where are you when you say this?eg Are you at the foot of the stairs? Are you on the stairs?In writing, don't use 'wanna'.Clive
I'm right in front of the stairs and I ask my friend:

You wanna keep walking or take the elevator?
Hi,

Do you want to walk or take the elevator?

Clive
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CliveHi,Do you want to walk or take the elevator?Clive
So,

Do you want to keep walking or take the elevator. This is okay to use?

Thanks!
Hi,

No, doesn't sound right.

The problem is the 'keep'. We don't think of walking on a horizontal surface and walking up stairs as the same kind of walking.

Clive
I know exactly what you're talking about.

But isn't walking just walking?

Thanks!
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