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    Hi

    Do these sentences below mean the same? I guess they do!

    1. I have nothing to talk to/with you about. Can I use either "to" or "with"?
    2. I have nothing to talk about with you.
    3. There is nothing I can talk about with you.

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    Default Re: talk about

    I think you need to refine the first sentence.
    (Not an english teacher)

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    Smile Re: talk about

    I think you should use the secon sentence.
    But I Understand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Do these sentences below mean the same? I guess they do!

    1. I have nothing to talk to/with you about. Can I use either "to" or "with"?
    2. I have nothing to talk about with you.
    3. There is nothing I can talk about with you.

    Hi GUEST2008,

    1. and 2. Mean the same, you can use "to" or "with" though they can mean slightly different things. Talking to someone could indicate a one sided conversation, whereas, Talking with someone implies more of a two way discussion.

    3. Means that there is no subject on which we can converse, whereas,1 and 2 mean that at the moment there is nothing we need to say to each other.

    Although, both sound a bit negative and confrontational to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Do these sentences below mean the same? I guess they do!

    1. I have nothing to talk to/with you about. Can I use either "to" or "with"?
    2. I have nothing to talk about with you.
    3. There is nothing I can talk about with you.
    Sentences one and two mean the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi GUEST2008,

    1. and 2. Mean the same, you can use "to" or "with" though they can mean slightly different things. Talking to someone could indicate a one sided conversation, whereas, Talking with someone implies more of a two way discussion.
    Hi

    I think in most cases conversations are two sided, and very rarely one sided. Maybe, that's why should say: "with" instead of "to"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I think in most cases conversations are two sided, and very rarely one sided. Maybe, that's why should say: "with" instead of "to"?
    That is true unless you have a boss who wants to tell you off and then the conversation is one sided. He talks and talks and you hardly say a word.
    He talks to you, not with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    That is true unless you have a boss who wants to tell you off and then the conversation is one sided. He talks and talks and you hardly say a word.
    He talks to you, not with you.
    Right

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    Default Re: talk about

    However, when I call someone it's better to say (when somebody answers): I'd like to talk with John/Mike/Anne etc. rather than I'd like to talk to.....
    When I call someone I usually want to have a conversation with someone, unless I just want to inform another person about something and hang up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    However, when I call someone it's better to say (when somebody answers): I'd like to talk with John/Mike/Anne etc. rather than I'd like to talk to.....
    It's pretty much a matter of personal preference which is used.
    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    When I call someone I usually want to have a conversation with someone, unless I just want to tell somebody something and hang up.

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