speak with or speak to/ talk to or talk with? which is which

  • Waterdash

    Senior Member
    English (US)
    To speak with and to talk with are generally the same thing. Same thing applies with to speak to and to talk to. In addition, to speak/talk with someone is generally the same thing as to speak/talk to someone. If you really wanted to get technical about this, to speak/talk to someone is more of a direct communication connotation while to speak/talk with is considerably indirect. Hope I enlightened you!
     
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