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    Post difference between "talk to" and "talk with"

    I would like you to tell me the difference between the two sentences.
    1.I talk to him.
    2.I talk with him.

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    Re: difference between "talk to" and "talk with"

    'Talk to' is the normal, natural form to denote chatting/simple everyday conversation.

    'Talk with' tends to be restricted to discussion of relatively serious matters (= have a talk with).

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    Re: difference between "talk to" and "talk with"

    Click here to find links to previous answers to this question.

    I found that page by entering 'talk to/talk with' in the Google Custom S(earch) box near the top of the page.

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    Re: difference between "talk to" and "talk with"

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    'Talk to' is the normal, natural form to denote chatting/simple everyday conversation.

    'Talk with' tends to be restricted to discussion of relatively serious matters (= have a talk with).
    Thank you .

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    Re: difference between "talk to" and "talk with"

    Talk to = give a speech to audience talk with = conversation.

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    Re: difference between "talk to" and "talk with"

    Quote Originally Posted by DON_QUIXOTE View Post
    Talk to = give a speech to audience talk with = conversation.
    Don_quixote, that is incorrect. Please remember that you must state at the beginning of your response that you are not a teacher. "Talk to" certainly does not only mean to give a speech to an audience. It means to converse. A speech to an audience usually uses "address".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: difference between "talk to" and "talk with"

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    Re: difference between "talk to" and "talk with"

    You can use either ( 1.I talk to him. 2.I talk with him.) but sentence 1 is a bit more common. You usually say talk to or speak with, or you can use talk as a noun and say: I'll have a talk with Emma.

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