Which of the following sentences is correct, and what is the difference in their meaning?
I'll talk with Stuart and get back to you.
I'll talk to Stuart and get back to you.
Talk with theoretically implies a dialogue, talk to implies a monologue.
-> We had a conversation about whether we need a car.
-> I was talking to him and he listened to what I said.
Talk to can result in a dialogue, of course, but marks the initial intention of a serious monologue, like:
-> I will go to his office, give a serious speech and hopefully it will result in a rational dialogue.
-> We will have a casual conversation, but nothing too serious I'd like to give a speech about.
Another example would be:
-> Because it usually tells you what to do. You never have a conversation with it, therefore you never hear this: