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    #1

    Mellow music is more my speed.

    Hello, teachers, I have a question.
    About a sentence " Mellow music is more my speed" , I would like to ask you about the word "more". Is it an adjective or an adverb?
    If it is an adjective, I think "more my speed" has a somewhat rare structure because it is formed as "adjective+possessive+noun"
    Even if it is an adverb, I stil can't understand the structure.
    Or was there a preposition "of" which has been omitted after "more" ?

    Thank you in advance for your analysis!

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    #2

    Re: Mellow music is more my speed.

    This is an idiom/slang expression. I wouldn't worry too much about parsing such items. "My speed" means "my preference"; the "more" simply sets up a comparison to something else (another type of music).

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    #3

    Re: Mellow music is more my speed.

    How can I understand this phrase?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: Mellow music is more my speed.

    The speaker is expressing a preference for mellow music over something else.

    John: Do you like acid rock?
    Joe: Mellow music is more my speed.

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    #5

    Re: Mellow music is more my speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    How can I understand this phrase?
    Mellow music (not loud, not fast) is the type of music I prefer. Some people like fast (think of rock music) music, some people like classical music (think of operas or fast military music), I like mellow music (slow music that is not loud).

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    #6

    Re: Mellow music is more my speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    John: Do you like acid rock?
    tzfujimino: Acid jazz is more my speed.

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