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Difference Between Speak and Talk
There is little difference between speak and talk. In fact, in most situations they are both possible.Formality
To refer to conversational exchanges we usually use talk.
Note that speak is the usual word to refer to one-way communication. It is more formal than talk.
We often use talk to refer to the act of giving an informal lecture. Speak is used for more formal lectures or sermons.
Note that speak is the usual word to refer to a person's physical ability to speak a language.
Note that we usually use talk before sense, nonsense and other words with similar meanings.
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