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    Hi,

    1. You are the right person to speak to.

    2. You are the right person to speak with.

    I'm wondering what difference you see between the two.

    My guess is:

    1. is informal and used to indicate your friend while 2 is used in a bussiness situation.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: speak to / with

    Basically, yes.

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    Default Re: speak to / with

    Quote Originally Posted by taked4700 View Post
    1. You are the right person to speak to.

    2. You are the right person to speak with.
    The difference in BrE is that the first is common and natural; the second is not.

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