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    who I talk to vs who I'm talking to

    A simple sentence that got me wondering. If I were asked "What languages do you speak?", what would be correct to say "It depends on who I talk to." or "It depends on who I'm talking to."

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    Re: who I talk to vs who I'm talking to

    The answer to the question
    "What languages do you speak?" should be "Ukrainian, English and Polish".
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    Re: who I talk to vs who I'm talking to

    As to the grammar of the two sentnces? "....who I talk to." or "...who I'm talking to."

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    Re: who I talk to vs who I'm talking to

    talking to

    Do you use large words in your day-to-day speech?
    Depends who I'm talking to.

    (PS - In the old days it would have been "whom I'm talking to," but just about no one would say that now.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: who I talk to vs who I'm talking to

    Can the present simple be used to mean that I talk to different people from time to time as " ...I talk to."?

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    Re: who I talk to vs who I'm talking to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can the present simple be used to mean that I talk to different people from time to time as " ...I talk to."?
    Not really. The language you use at any given moment is surely dependent upon who you are talking to at that given moment.

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