talk noisily on the phone

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Is there a collocation 'talk noisily' on the phone?

How about the following sentence:

You shouldn't talk noisily on the phone on means of public transport.

Thank you.
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Yes, you can say "talk noisily" as an alternative to "talk loudly".

    P S: "on means of public transport" sounds a bit odd.
    "You shouldn't talk noisily on the phone on public transport". ;)

    [cross-posted with GramBug]


    Senior Member
    Yes, talk loud vs. loudly is what you hear here all the time, it seems (myself included).
    Sometimes the correct usage is what doesn’t sound right.

    Edit: I think you would hear loud/loudly much more often than noisily in U.S. English.
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