Common mistake down stairs (downstairs)

Common Grammar Mistakes You Should Avoid

Proper grammar is essential for effective communication. However, there are some common mistakes that many people make without even realizing it. In this article, I'll highlight one such mistake and provide you with examples to help you understand and correct it.

The Downstairs/Down Stairs Dilemma

One common mistake that people often make is confusing "downstairs" and "down stairs." The correct form is actually "downstairs."

Here's an example to illustrate the correct usage:

  • Incorrect: Please come down stairs for dinner.
  • Correct: Please come downstairs for dinner.

As you can see, "downstairs" refers to the lower level of a building or house. On the other hand, if you separate the words and say "down stairs," it implies moving down individual steps.

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down stairs (downstairs) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Please go up stairs to your room.

    Please go upstairs to your room.

  • Correct:
    We can walk up and down stairs.
  • Correct:
    He fell down stairs
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