Hi. You could read through this extensive list of discussions on that topic:When would be a good time talk with/to you?
Which word should be used?
Thanks in advance.
Interesting. If that's what you have understood, perhaps we should discuss it again. It seems to me that everyone has a different opinion and, therefore, few of the commentators so far have the right answer. Perhaps there is no right answer.As I understood from the discussions, ‘talk to’ has a sense of direct communication between person to person where as 'talk with' indicates an extended conversation, preferably involving more than two persons, as:
This is a serious matter and I can not keep quite. I will talk to John about it and try to resolve the issue.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday he's willing to talk with the Taliban leaders in a bid to bring peace to the country
My opinion, for what it is worth, is that they mean fundamentally the same thing and always have. If you talk with someone, you talk to them and vice versa.
Look at these:talk to: Information from Answers.com
talk to = reprove
"Talk to" can mean "reprove", but it usually doesn't.
This is an idiomatic meaning. You can say "I'll give him a good talking to." This is different from its literal, and far more common, meaning.
difference between 'talk to' and 'talk with'
That's some further opinions from participants on another English forum, but they are no more authoritative than participants here - unless you are citing a specific person who you think, for some reason, has hit upon a real difference.