I got into a taxi, and the taxi driver drove very fast. What should I say if I wanted the taxi driver to slow down the speed?

Can I say " drive slowly"? What do you, native speakers, usually say?

Thank you
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I got into a taxi, and the taxi driver drove very fast. What should I say if I wanted the taxi driver to slow down the speed?

Can I say " drive slowly"? What do you, native speakers, usually say?

Thank you

For me, "please drive slowly".
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Would you mind slowing down a bit?

Could you slow down please.
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A tactful (or sarcastic) way to let him know he is driving too fast....." I am not in a hurry, You can take your time".
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GoodmanA tactful (or sarcastic) way to let him know he is driving too fast....." I am not in a hurry, You can take your time".

True,but, the cab driver might say , "Well, sir you are not in a hurry, but I have to really hurry to get the next customer".Emotion: smile
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Gramatically it's correct to say "drive slowly" as "slowly" is an adverb, and adverbs describe adjectives or verbs (or other adverbs as it happens). "Drive" is of course a verb, thus it is "drive slowly." Unfortunately many people fail to grasp this, and you will constantly hear "drive quick" or "drive slow"; to avoid it, all that is needed is to think about what you're actually saying, which is "<verb> <adjective to describe the verb>," which is gramatically impossible. Emotion: wink

I'm unsure if you were after a proper, linguistic explanation, but hopefully that clarifies it for you. Emotion: smile
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Anonymous:
Actually, saying "drive slow" is equally correct. Look up flat adverbs.
Anonymous:
So does this mean that when saying ' you should drive slow here' , the correct way to say it is 'one should drive slowly here'?
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