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  1. JoséManuel's Avatar

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    "to" or "with"?

    Hi there,

    I'll go right straight to the point!
    Do you say, "speak/talk to" or "speak/talk with"? is there any difference? Are they both grammatically correct?
    I asked this to a native American speaker, but frankly I didn't understand his explanation.

    Thanks a lot.

    JoséMa.

  2. Harry Smith's Avatar
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    • Join Date: Aug 2006
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    Re: "to" or "with"?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoséManuel View Post
    Hi there,

    I'll go right straight to the point!
    Do you say, "speak/talk to" or "speak/talk with"? is there any difference? Are they both grammatically correct?
    I asked this to a native American speaker, but frankly I didn't understand his explanation.

    Thanks a lot.

    JoséMa.
    Both are fine. Only "talk/speak to" is BrE and "talk/speak with" is AmE.
    I myself use "speak to" and "to have a talk with".

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