talk to you - check in with you

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blizzy

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Is there any difference in meaning between these two sentences?
I wanted to check in with you again.
I wanted to talk to you again.
 

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The second is natural. The first isn't.
 

Charlie Bernstein

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Before I retired, I heard "check in" used that way all the time.

The two sentences don't mean exactly the same thing, though.

Check in:


"Check in" is almost always used in a workplace or organizational situation and often implies monitoring of progress - either co-worker-to-co-worker or supervisor-to-employee:

- I want to check in with you about last month's totals.
- Let's check in tonight about Saturday's meeting agenda.


By the way, I hate that expression.

Talk to:

GS is right: "Talk to" is much more useful and natural in many more situations. I prefer "talk with," but "talk to" is perfectly natural.
 
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