Whats the difference between "I will speak TO him" and "I will speak WITH him"?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavourite answer
To - British. But in some cases 'with' might be used in Britain.
With - American. No other version.
- MarkLv 71 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 71 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".
- David KLv 61 month ago
"With" indicates a conversation. "to' indicates one-way communication.