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    When it's about conversation...

    When it's about conversation, should it be "Did you talk to her?" Can't it be "Did you speak to her?"

    Should it only be "Did you talk with her?", if it's refering to conversation.
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    Re: When it's about conversation...

    I feel no real difference between your first two sentences. As a speaker of BrE, I do not use 'talk with'.

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    Re: When it's about conversation...

    But "with" implies two-sided while "to" indicates one-sided, like a monologue or speech, isn't it?
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    Re: When it's about conversation...

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    But "with" implies two-sided while "to" indicates one-sided, like a monologue or speech, doesn't isn't it?
    See above. The logic may be easier to see in a couple of shorter sentences: But X implies Y. Does X not imply Y?

    As a general rule of thumb, yes, with is more inclusive than to. We just don't say talk with her, though we do say speak with​ her.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 11-Nov-2016 at 17:50. Reason: To add emphasis.
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    Re: When it's about conversation...

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    But "with" implies two-sided while "to" indicates one-sided, like a monologue or speech
    Not in BrE.

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    Re: When it's about conversation...

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    ... if it's referring to conversation.
    Note my spelling correction above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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