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    talk with vs talk to

    What's the difference between 'talk with' and 'talk to'? and how to use them?,pls give me any example. Thanks you

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    Re: talk with vs talk to

    Here's a blog post I wrote about this issue a few years back: "Talk to" or "Talk with."

    The post was written for ESL tutors and teachers, but hopefully you will find it useful.
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    Re: talk with vs talk to

    Broadly speaking, I'd say BE speakers mostly say 'talk to' whilst AE speakers prefer 'talk with'.

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    Re: talk with vs talk to

    Quote Originally Posted by esltutor View Post
    Here's a blog post I wrote about this issue a few years back: "Talk to" or "Talk with."
    The usage in BrE is a little different- talk to is the standard form, so it wouldn't necessarily carry any undertones.

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    Re: talk with vs talk to

    For AmE, I am in agreement with this paragraph in the blog:

    "To," when using the verb "talk" is more of a one-way thing. One person is doing most of the talking and is in (at least) slightly more control than the person being talked to. "With" has more of a give-and-take meaning. We are both going to participate in the conversation as equals (or at least it makes it seem that we are equals).

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