Could you drive slower / more slowly?

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Senior Member
Germany - German

I'd like to know if both sentences are correct:

1 Could you drive slower?
2 Could you drive more slowly?

Thanks in advance!
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Yes, they are. 'Slower' is a perfectly normal thing to say. Sometimes the comparative form of the adjective is acceptable where the positive form isn't: some people are unlikely to say 'drive slow', but almost everyone would naturally say 'drive slower'.


    Senior Member
    Hi. Would you say this can be applied to any normal situations, generally speaking?

    e.g. "Could you speak slower? = Could you speak more slowly?"

    Thank you.
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