Which is correct talking to or talking with?

Which is correct talking to or talking with?

Which is correct talking to or talking with?

A lot of students ask me about the difference between talk to and talk with. The answer is that there's essentially NO difference when two people are having a conversation, and both of them are speaking. You can say “Sue is talking to John” or “Sue is talking with John” – they're the same!

What is the difference between talking to you and talking with you?

Remember the Difference. Talking with and talking to can both mean carrying on a conversation. In casual use, they are basically interchangeable, and you should use whichever feels more natural. In some settings, however, talking to can imply a one-sided delivery of information, like from a manager to a subordinate.

Do you say speak to or with?

Speak to and speak with are both are correct and can be used almost interchangeably to describe a verbal exchange. Some people believe “speak with” demonstrates two-way conversation better than “speak to,” but the latter is more common.

Can I talk to you or may I talk to you?

Senior Member. For me, both "Can I speak to..." and "Can I talk to..." sound fine, and they're entirely interchangeable. You can also use "Could I speak to John, please?" But, as the others have said, "may" sounds very formal, and isn't much used.

Can I have a talk with you meaning?

Could I have a word with you” is used when you are in a group of people, there are multiple people. ... So the question “could I have a word with you” is a polite and indirect way to express to that person that you want to talk to him/her privately, away from the other people.

Which preposition is used with speak?

“Speak” and “Talk” With Prepositions Both “speak” and “talk” can be used with the preposition “to.” For example, you might say: I need to speak to you.

Is it May I speak or can I speak?

No, "may" is not for formal contexts... it is asking for permission to speak to Mr. Johnes. "Can I speak to Mr. Johnes, please" is incorrect because you "can" speak (to Mr.

Can I please speak with or to?

In both the cases, the meaning is "have a conversation with somebody." The difference is that speak to (or talk to) is less polite, since it put the emphasis on one doing the conversation, while speak with (or talk with) is more polite, since it doesn't put the emphasis on just one doing the conversation.

Can I speak to or may I speak with?

In both the cases, the meaning is "have a conversation with somebody." The difference is that speak to (or talk to) is less polite, since it put the emphasis on one doing the conversation, while speak with (or talk with) is more polite, since it doesn't put the emphasis on just one doing the conversation.

What's the difference between talking and speaking to someone?

  • In general, talking or speaking to someone seems more one-directional, while talking or speaking with someone seems more conversational. Some of these expressions have idiomatic meaning, for example, you can speak from the heart, or you can talk about someone behind his back.

Which is correct, who Am I speaking with or who I am speaking with?

  • It is generally considered 'incorrect' or at least badly mixed register to insist on the object pronoun 'whom' when it is not preceded by the preposition: 'Whom am I speaking with' is an attempt to be formal, but the terminal preposition in and of itself sets the sentence as informal. May I ask – Who am I speaking with?

Which is more intelligible, talking or speaking?

  • Speaking is much more intelligible. One can speak from the heart but it would be too weird to say 'talk from the heart'. Talking is the act of saying something whilst speaking is the art of saying something.

What's the difference between a speaker and a talker?

  • I'd agree with "speak is more formal and more precise than talk" here. There's a reason the House of Commons has a Speaker, not a Talker. – Nellius Jan 7 '11 at 11:55. Often, talking implies a conversation between two or more people, whereas speaking implies a one-way communication, as in a speech.

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