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    Smile talk VS speak

    What is the difference between two sentences?
    1) I spoke with the engineer who developed the engine
    2) I talked with the engineer who developed the engine

    I wonder if the word 'speak' imply the meaning of having a conversation by telephone.
    That is why I asked this question.

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    Re: talk VS speak

    Quote Originally Posted by unregistered View Post
    what is the difference between two sentences? there is no difference.
    1) i spoke with the engineer who developed the engine
    2) i talked with the engineer who developed the engine

    i wonder if the word 'speak' implies the meaning of having a conversation by telephone. no, it doesn't.
    that is why i asked this question.
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    Smile Re: talk VS speak

    No, no difference, however, there are situations in which one or the other is preferred.

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    Re: talk VS speak

    There is a slight difference in level of language: speak is considered the more formal, talk is considered less formal, perhaps even diminutive, except in the case of the noun talk.


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    Re: talk VS speak

    Interesting thread. I think this maybe one of the occasions that highlights the difference between American and British English. In England, we would not use either sentence. In England you would say " I spoke/talked to the engineer who developed the engine."

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