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Alexey
Interlocutor The word "interlocutor" seems to be not very often used in spoken language. I would like to say: "The person who I am talking with,..." rather then "My interlocutor..." Is my variant correct?
Jan 26, 2016 3:35 AM
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I agree with John's suggestion. You can also use "The person I'm talking to." You might also call this person your "chat partner". Yes, "interlocutor" sounds rather technical. In fact, so is "variant" (this is a common giveaway that the writer is a native Russian speaker, and not native English). We would sooner use "version", "option" or "choice". "Is my version correct?"
January 26, 2016
You are correct, it is a very uncommon word. Perfect grammar would be: - The person with whom I am talking. But the casual speaker would use your phrase exactly as it is ;-)
January 26, 2016
Alexey
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English, Kazakh, Russian
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