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    Speed up the tap.

    We say, speed up or slow down the AC, fan or cooler.

    Can we also use it for taps or showers. Like speed up the tap or shower.

    Do we also say, open or close the "tap" or "shower"?

    Please check.

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    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Speed up works for things whose velocity you might measure. When you open the faucet (AmE; I think "tap" works in BrE), you let more water out but it flows at the same speed. You can't open or close the shower unless you're thinking of its door.
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    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Turn on/off/up/down the faucet.
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    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We say, speed up or slow down the AC, fan or cooler.
    We say turn up for those.
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    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We say [no comma] "speed up" or "slow down" the AC, fan or cooler.

    Can we also use it for taps or showers? Like "speed up the tap" or "speed up the shower"?
    Note my corrections above. Remember to separate the text you're discussing from other text by surrounding it in quotation marks or writing it in italics. Can you see how the quotation marks make it easier to understand your question?
    Last edited by GoesStation; 09-Nov-2016 at 15:53. Reason: To add a couple more punctuation corrections.
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    #6

    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Here's a better version of the last two sentences in my correction above:

    Can we also use it for taps or showers, like "speed up the tap" or "speed up the shower"?
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    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Here's a better version of the last two sentences in my correction above:

    Can we also use it for taps or showers, like "speed up the tap" or "speed up the shower"?
    Turn "on" or "off" the "faucet" or "shower".

    Turn "up" or "down" the "faucet" or "shower".

    I would like you to suppose I am washing hands and a lot of water is flowing out but I want less water. My hands are covered in soap leather and I want my friend to help me who is standing beside me. What I need to say in this situation?

    We let "more" or "less" water out of "faucet" or "shower" by rotating their valves.

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    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Please turn down the faucet for me.
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    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Please turn down the faucet for me.
    But I am asking about the flow of the water.

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    Re: Speed up the tap.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    We say turn up for those.
    It is used for the speed. Am I correct?

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