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    #1

    'To consult someone' or 'to consult with someone'?

    Hi,
    Is there any difference in meaning when 'with' is used?

    And may I know if there's and more casual verbs we can use, say when someone does so to get some information they need from parents, friends, etc.?

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    Re: 'To consult someone' or 'to consult with someone'?

    "With" should be used.

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    Re: 'To consult someone' or 'to consult with someone'?

    I think I come across the version without "with" more often. I don't think there is a lot of difference in meaning between them usually, but dictionaries seem to say that "consult John" means take advice from John, and "consult with John" means exchange ideas with John.

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    Re: 'To consult someone' or 'to consult with someone'?

    Had a look at the exact definitions in CAD, and it sort of says the same thing I suppose. More likely, when we 'consult with Sb' we are the one who needs advice. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks!

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    #5

    Re: 'To consult someone' or 'to consult with someone'?

    I think the reply here answers this question just about perfectly.

    Rover

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