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    Speak or talk

    If I am talking on the phone, is it correct to say " who is talkign with me?" or " Who is speakign with me"

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    Re: Speak or talk

    I would say:'May I know who you are?' or 'May I know who I am talking with?'

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    Talking Re: Speak or talk

    you should use TALK here. speak has some specific uses.

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    Re: Speak or talk

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    you should use TALK here. speak has some specific uses.
    In BE it is more common to use speak in a telephone conversation - Who's speaking? or Who am I speaking to? Talk is also used, but speak is considered a little more polite.

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