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  1. MYR

    "Speak to" versus "speak about"

    It seems that more and more learned people no longer "speak about" a topic or issue, but "speak to" it.
    I was always under the impression that they are speaking "to" the listeners, and speaking "about" the issue.
    Am I correct, or is this usage of "speak to" acceptable?

  2. Editor,
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    Re: "Speak to" versus "speak about"

    I would always speak to people and about topics.

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