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  1. Newbie
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    talk to or talk with

    Could you please tell me the difference between talk to and talk with?
    Thank you.

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    Re: talk to or talk with

    Welcome to the board, 2356 (is that your door number?).

    Speakers of BE (British English) usually say talk to, whilst in AE (American English) they seem to prefer talk with.

    Rover

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    Re: talk to or talk with

    Both are used here (USA). And while people used to say "talk to" almost exclusively, "talk with" has gained favor in recent times. Some make a distinction between the two, but they really mean the same thing: you are engaging somebody in conversation.


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