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    a few collocations of "chime in"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the verb in bold in the following sentences?

    David, as always, chimed in with the last word when he gave Grace and Diane the “Fashion Train Wreck of the Year” award.

    When father suggested going to the shore for the vocation, the whole family chimed in with the plan.

    chime in = agree

    Dick was happy, and he holiday music chimed in with his feeling.

    The artist illustrations chime in perfectly with the text.

    chime in = go well together, combine harmoniously

    I thought it’s time to chime in.

    The conversation was becoming heated, until Merry chimed in with her opinion, to agree within.

    chime in= break into a conversation or discussion especially to express an opinion

    When the argument got hot, John chimed in.

    The whole group chimed in on the chorus.

    She chimed in with the laughter.

    chime in = join in

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    Re: a few collocations of "chime in"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    David, as always, chimed in with the last word when he gave Grace and Diane the “Fashion Train Wreck of the Year” award.
    Here, it just means 'joined in'.

    When father suggested going to the shore for the vocation, the whole family chimed in with the plan.

    chime in = agree

    You appear to be correct in your interpretation, though it is not a common one for 'chime in'

    Dick was happy, and he holiday music chimed in with his feeling.

    The artist illustrations chime in perfectly with the text.

    chime in = go well together, combine harmoniously

    It seems so.

    I thought it’s time to chime in.

    The conversation was becoming heated, until Merry chimed in with her opinion, to agree within.

    chime in= break into a conversation or discussion especially to express an opinion

    When the argument got hot, John chimed in.

    The whole group chimed in on the chorus.

    She chimed in with the laughter.

    chime in = join in
    Yes.
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    Re: a few collocations of "chime in"

    Hi fivejedjon,

    Thank you for your particularization of the interpretation of the verb in question in the first sentence. Although I took this sentence from English Grammar Workbook for Dummies it was very equivocal for me.

    Thank you again for your assistance.

    V.

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