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    talk with your boss or speak with

    "Has John left already? Not yet. He is speaking with his boss."

    Is "speak with'' more formal than "talk with" so it's appropriate when having a conversation with superiors?

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    #2

    Re: talk with your boss or speak with

    In that context, I see no difference between:

    He's talking to his boss.
    He's speaking to his boss.
    He's talking with his boss.
    He's speaking with is boss.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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