Whats the difference between "I will speak TO him" and "I will speak WITH him"?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    To - British. But in some cases 'with' might be used in Britain.

    With - American.  No other version.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not so long ago, "speak to" meant "I shall talk, and you will listen" and "speak with" meant "let's have a conversation about X".  But now, they mean more or less the same thing.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    to: in the direction of. You talk, he listens.

    with: together, interactive. You talk, he listens, he talks, you listen.

    But, people sometimes use wrong words or send certain messages.

    "To" may also be superior to subordinate and "with" as subordinate to superior because you do not talk TO your boss, but the boss tells his employees what to do.

    Also, "speak" is more formal than "talk".

  • 1 month ago

    "With" indicates a conversation. "to' indicates one-way communication.

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