+0
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
Comments  
MyShirley
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".
Would you mind slowing down a bit?

Could you slow down please.
Try out our live chat room.
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".
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
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
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Actually, saying "drive slow" is equally correct. Look up flat adverbs.
So does this mean that when saying ' you should drive slow here' , the correct way to say it is 'one should drive slowly here'?
"Em why are you speeding??? Can you please drive
Slowly?? If someone ask you why you told him why
Are him speeding?? First we don't know why he
speeding, Two we asked them ,Three we would find
Why..We just don't even rushed for....Be patient..
He felt boring so he drive faster....( I guess so...Could be)
That is......
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.