Abigail Rivera
Is any difference between "tell", "speak" and "talk"? I would like to know if there are some differences between this verbs, to make sure I am using them correctly. I would appreciate any explanation. Thanks in advance
Feb 16, 2017 7:04 PM
Answers · 2
Yes there is! "Speaking" and "talking" are relatively interchangeable. "Telling", however, is very different. "Speaking" and "talking" you do WITH someone, you are both talking/speaking together, it's just the general act of making noise with your mouth, haha. "Talking" is a little more informal, while "speaking" is a little more formal. "Telling" is more specific, however. "Telling" is giving someone a piece of information, you do it TO the other person. I gave a very detailed answer to the question "what's the difference between speaking and telling?" at this link here: https://www.italki.com/notebook/3771590/entry/762829 Read that and see if it helps you understand better. :) Good luck!
February 16, 2017
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