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    #1

    Close the faucet a bit.

    Close the faucet a bit.
    The tap was running water, how to ask someone to close it a little bit to make water running become smaller.

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    #2

    Re: Close the faucet a bit.

    Here we would ask someone to turn the water down a little bit.

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    #3

    Re: Close the faucet a bit.

    In contrary, how to ask someone turn the water become bigger?

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    #4

    Re: Close the faucet a bit.

    Say you want to "increase the water flow" or "decrease the water flow" not make it "smaller" or "bigger."

    I need more water. We need more water to be flowing. Open up the tap more.
    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.

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    #5

    Re: Close the faucet a bit.

    Is it correct to say "turn up/down the tap"?

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    #6

    Re: Close the faucet a bit.

    Usually I say "Dear God - you are wasting water all over the place!" or something like that and they get the message and decrease the flow.
    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.

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