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Attention: Teachers, Proficient Speakers, Top-Rated Users. Can anyone respond to my question in http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/WhatMeaningCents/nbvwd/post.htm ? Thanks.
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Hi,

In my personal experience, I encounter this expression much more on Forums like this than I do in "real life".

Clive
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Yes, the actual meaning did get rather lost in the general discussion.

'if I might put in my two cents' worth' is a polite, modest way of saying, 'if I might offer my opinion' on the matter being discussed.
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Thanks, Terryxpress.

Nowadays, I often hear the shorter version "my two cents". "My two cents is that you bit off more than you could chew."

Is this usage correct? Can "my two cents" be used in place of the longer "my two cents' worth" or "put my two cents in"?
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Thanks, Clive. I hear the shorter expression "my two cents" mostly in the U.S. and from Americans in general. I just wonder if it is acceptable in written English in lieu of the longer "my two cents worth" or "put my two cents in".
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Hi,

In very informal English, yes.

Clive