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    #1

    do small talk

    Is the phrase "they begin to do small talk" correct or should it rather be "they begin to make / engage in small talk"

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    Re: do small talk

    Only "engage in small talk" works.

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: do small talk

    "Make small talk" also works.

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