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    Question A penny for your thoughts

    Hello everyone!

    Well, I know that there is actually a definition for this idiom but I didn't understand it pretty well, how is it used? I mean, can I say "I am a penny of your thought"?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Just say 'A penny for your thoughts' when you are interested in what someone is thinking about so hard.

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    It is, of course, an old penny (of which there were 240 in a , until 1971).

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    Hello Bobk and Tdol!

    Thanks for your reply!

    So, lets suppose that I am having a talk with a friend and she is talking about her holiday in Australia, of course, I find it really interesting..so, should I say "I am a penny of your thought"?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: A penny for your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by CaRpE_dIeM View Post
    Hello Bobk and Tdol!

    Thanks for your reply!

    So, lets suppose that I am having a talk with a friend and she is talking about her holiday in Australia, of course, I find it really interesting..so, should I say "I am a penny of your thought"?

    Thanks in advance!
    If she's already talking about it, you'd just say something to encourage her, like 'Tell me more."

    'A penny for your thoughts' no verb means 'Tell me what you are thinking about [but not talking about]'.

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    Hello Bobk

    Thanks for your explanation! Now it's much clearer!:D

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    good one!

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