Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2006
    • Posts: 1,630
    #1

    speak loudly

    1) Are high tone of voice and speak loudly the same in meaning?

    2) Are low tone of voice and speaking softly the same in meaning?

    3) What is the polite way to ask someone not to speak loudly?


    Thanks.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,215
    #2

    Re: speak loudly

    High and low usually refer to pitch, not volume.

    Could you lower your voice, please?
    Could you talk a bit more quietly, please?
    Would you mind speaking a bit more softly?
    Last edited by Barb_D; 20-Feb-2011 at 00:59. Reason: Typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 4,146
    #3

    Re: speak loudly

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    High and low usually refer to pitch, not volume.

    Could you lower your voice, please?
    Could you talk a bit more quietly, please?
    Would you might speaking a bit more softly?
    I think Barb means 'Would you mind speaking a bit more softly?'

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,215
    #4

    Re: speak loudly

    Thank you. Fixed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

Similar Threads

  1. aloud x out loud x loudly
    By beachboy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-Sep-2009, 19:51
  2. wailed/whined loudly
    By Tan Elaine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Jul-2009, 12:14
  3. Loud or loudly?!!!
    By Futuresound in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Sep-2008, 16:49
  4. [Grammar] do not speak so loudly
    By youralibaba in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-Aug-2008, 14:02
  5. loud and loudly
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23-Dec-2007, 05:10

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •