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If i am referring to the phone conversation that we had, would "talking" or "speaking" be preferred?
It was a pleasure talking / speaking with you
Cogar It was a pleasure talking / speaking with you"Talk to" not "talk with".
BokehThis seems a bit narcissistic. Don't we allow the other party to speak? "It was a pleasure walking/dining with you."Cogar It was a pleasure talking / speaking with you"Talk to" not "talk with".
Must we say, "It was a pleasure conversing/talking-and-listening with you"?
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By the way, 'talk with' is okay. Examples from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English:
"1. I got the truth from talking with Elena.
2. Parents should talk with their children about drug abuse."
“Speaking with” to me has a connotation of a mutual exchange.
“Speaking to” on the other hand has the connotation of being unidirectional.
Anonymous:I agree with Goodman in that "talk to" sounds like one way communication and "talk with" sounds like bi-directional communications.
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