What is the difference between “talk to” and “talk with”?

Does the meaning of “talk to” and “talk with” relate to their one-side or two-side conversation?


Skyminge is correct. Talk to implies a one-sided conversation, and “talk to a stone” is an excellent example of this. It doesn’t have to be one sided though, for example “I talked to my boss today”, and you’d assume that he talked back too. Talk with implies both people are doing some of the talking. For example “I had a good talk with my wife last night, though it felt like I was talking to a brick wall”.

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