Don't play with stones. You'll cry if they hit you.

Hi teachers,

Don’t play with stones. You’ll cry if they hit you. Correct?

Many thanks.

It is grammatically correct English, but it sounds strange. “Don’t throw stones; somebody might get hurt” would work, if that’s roughly what you mean.

Thank you very much.

I mean a child is playing with stones. It may hit him as well.

I can’t visualise what is happening. How does the child get hit by the stones? Do the stones fall on him? Does someone throw a stone at him?

If he’s playing with stones, picking them up. It may fall on his feet.

“if they hit you” is not very suitable in that case. It is not clear what it refers to. You could say “You’ll hurt yourself if one falls/drops on your foot”.

Thank you very much.