Keep Your Voice Down

namlan

Banned
Vietnam
A. Lower your voice please!
B. Keep your voice down please!

- Which one is more common?

Thanks a lot!

NamLan
 
  • Siavash2015

    Senior Member
    Iranian-Persian
    Dear teachers,

    Can I use " lower your voice" when I'm studying and my friend is speaking loudly that distracts me.


    Is it too impolite a word to be used in that situation?
     

    LaMercyArt

    New Member
    Dear teachers,

    Can I use " lower your voice" when I'm studying and my friend is speaking loudly that distracts me.


    Is it too impolite a word to be used in that situation?
    It does sound a little impolite. You can, however, say it politely in the form of a question/request:
    "May I ask you to lower your voice? I'm studying."
    "Would you mind lowering your voice? I'm studying."

    If they're rude or uncooperative, then you can say, "Listen! Lower your voice!" :D (joking)
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    More polite would be something like, "Can you be a little quieter.", "Can you speak more quietly".

    If it's a situation where it's very important, for instance, around a baby, you could say "Can you speak more softly."
     
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