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    talk to or talk with

    I heard a character in a TV show say to a client: "Talk with Elaine (about the matter)"

    At school we were taught to say "talk to".
    Which is correct? Is there a difference in meaning or connotaion?
    Thanks!

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    Re: talk to or talk with

    The nuance in meaning is as follows:

    Father: Son, I need to talk to you. <you listen, I talk>
    Father: Son, I need to talk with you. <we both talk>

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    Re: talk to or talk with

    Thank you for clarifying this, Soup!

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