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  • Hey, good to see you here! How’s it going?

  • Chip inis a phrase which means you are contributing to something.

  • Whenever you get together with friends to do something, or even just to talk, each of you will chip in, right?

  • Let’s get started!

  • The phrasechip incan be used in different situations.

  • But in general it means contributing to something.

  • For example - everybody chipped in to pay the bill.

  • Yes, right. The sentence you used means contributing some money.

  • But, as you know, it can also mean contributing to some discussion.

  • Why don’t you give us an example, Nadia?

  • Okay. For example - “If I could chip in, there are a couple of issues I'd like to raise.”

  • Yes. That’s right. You know how to use it. Do you know any other ways chip in is used?

  • Yes. It could also mean interrupting a conversation. Like for example -

  • Some senior Army officers chipped in while we were talking, to say it was safe and there was no danger.”

  • Oh really. I never knew that. Thanks a lot

  • I know the other day Kim chipped in to make a point while we were discussing something important.

  • Wow. You used the phrase correctly. Good job.

  • Hey Jones. What’s up?

  • Nothing much man. Remember tomorrow is Ginny’s birthday?

  • Yeah man. I remember.

  • We're going to buy birthday cake and some gifts for her and I'm collecting the money.

  • Do you want to chip in?

  • Yeah sure. I’ll chip in 10 bucks.

  • Thanks, man. Everyone likes Ginny, so everyone is chipping in for her birthday.

  • Great! Itll be a good party!

  • Hey guys. What’s up?

  • Hey Mica. Eric and I were just discussing environmental issues.

  • Can I chip in?

  • Sure, you probably have something useful to say.

  • So what environmental issues were you guys discussing?

  • We were discussing that plastic bags are still being used all across the country.

  • Some cities don’t allow them, but in most places the government doesn’t do anything about it.

  • Yeah, that’s true.

  • I think the government should chip in and solve this problem because it’s damaging the environment.

  • Hey, what’s up man?

  • Nothing much. Come and join us for cards?

  • Yeah, sure.

  • How much money can you chip in?

  • I'll chip in a hundred bucks but that's my limit.

  • Okay. I’m chipping in a thousand bucks.

  • Isn’t that a lot?

  • For you maybe; youre new. I’m experienced at this.

  • Okay.

  • Contributing means giving. You can contribute almost anything - money, time, ideas, work.

  • You can contribute to something when you spend some effort or time for it or give something.

  • You might contribute money to your church, and ideas at work.

  • Interrupting means stopping in the middle of something.

  • It’s considered rude to interrupt a conversation that other people are having; you should wait until there’s a break in the conversation.

  • But if you interrupt a crime that’s happening, you might be a hero!

  • The things people do that harm our environment are called environmental issues.

  • Today some environmental issues include climate change, pollution, and energy waste.

  • Cards is a term for all kinds of games that are played with a deck of cards,

  • which is usually a set of 52 numbered rectangular pieces of cardboard or plastic.

  • Some card games involve money and some don’t. People of all ages play cards.

  • Children play simple card games and adults play more complicated card games.

  • Having taken part in some prior activity is being experienced in it.

  • You might be experienced at your job, or maybe not if youre new.

  • You get experienced by doing something, not by reading about it.

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Common English Expressions - Use Of The Phrasal Verb Chip In - Learn English Grammar

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    Chris posted on 2014/12/12
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