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    Talking Talk About

    "He always talks business." "He always talks about business."

    Do "talk" and "talk about" have different meanings?

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    Re: Talk About

    Excellent question.
    "talks business" is, in everyday spoken AmE, what one does with either an associate or a customer. Let's talk business means let's discuss about our business between us (associate) or let's begin the process of negotiating a contract between us (client).
    "talks about business" is when the only subject of discussion is related to business.
    John

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    Re: Talk About

    If I change the subject to "football", then the original examples become:

    "He always talks football."
    "He always talks about football."

    How should they be interpreted?

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