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    Question talk to vs talk with

    Hello,

    What is the difference between talk to and talk with?


    Thanks,

    bluepinky

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    Re: talk to vs talk with

    Quote Originally Posted by bluepinky View Post
    Hello,

    What is the difference between talk to and talk with?
    Thanks,
    bluepinky
    [I am not a teacher]

    Some people say that 'talk to' is mostly British, 'talk with' is used by Americans.

    In my opinion, there's a difference between them:

    talk to - the conversation is about what I have to say. Something important.
    May I talk to you?

    talk with - the conversation is more equal, like discussing a football match. Something not that important.


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    Re: talk to vs talk with

    That important, not important distinction aside, I agree.

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