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Don't both of them mean "Please do not be loud"?

What's the うるさく? Is it うるさい and change い into く to make it a noun? Could you guys suggest the topic that I can look into and study more about them?

Thank you so much.

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    I think only うるさくないでください is correct. Maybe a duplicate of this link, but I find the explanation confusing: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3212/… – user3856370 Jun 23 at 8:54
  • You can think of the former as "Please don't loud" and the latter as "Please don't be loud" – psosuna Jun 24 at 18:27
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うるさくしないでください is the only correct choice. うるさくないでください is just plain ungrammatical because it lacks a verb.

~ないでください ("Please don't ~") of course needs a verb before it, and in this case, the verb is する (in its nai-form, し(ない)). うるさく is the adverbial form (aka "ku-form") of the i-adjective うるさい. うるさく is adverbially modifying する.

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