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    thalia

    Is it possible to use 'cut off' as in: We could not agree on several points so we cut off talks regarding a joint venture. Or would it be better to use 'broke off' in this case? Can one use 'cut off' to indicate the termination of talks?


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    Re: thalia

    In this context, I would use "broke off".

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    Re: thalia

    could I say "ended talks" or "stopped talks"?
    thanks.

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    Re: thalia

    We could not agree on several points so we cut off talks regarding a joint venture.

    WHO is the "we"??

    John and Joe could not agree, so John broke off talks . . .

    or

    John and Joe could not agree, so they terminated talks about a joint effort.

    or

    We could not reach mutual terms so we agreed to end talks regarding a joint venture.

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