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Thursday the 14th of February, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR ROMANCE (SETTLE DOWN)

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Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Today is the fourth day of our Phrasal-Verbs related-to-romance week.

Today we are looking at the phrasal verb TO SETTLE DOWN

Definition: To be in an exclusive, long-term relationship; to stop dating other people. Usually this is for serious relationships, and may even include marriage or the couple living together.

Example 1: I was tired of dating. I wanted to settle down. I'm so thankful I met Rob when I did. 

Example 2: I know he loves me, but he said he's not ready to settle down. I don't know what to do. 

Example 3: I thought I wanted to settle down, but after a year of living with Jack... I’m bored. Sometimes I think about being single again. 

This verb is INTRANSITIVE. However, you can also make it TRANSITIVE if you say SETTLE DOWN WITH SOMEONE. 

Example 4: He settled down with Mary after years of dating different women. 

Whether you are single or in a relationship, I hope that you enjoy celebrating the idea of love today. Happy Valentine's Day!



Wednesday the 13th of February, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR ROMANCE (GO OUT WITH)

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Are you ready for today's lesson for our Phrasal-Verbs-related-to-romance week?

Today's phrasal verb is: TO GO OUT WITH SOMEONE

Definition: To go on a date with someone, or to be dating them regularly. 

Example 1: I'm going out with John on Tuesday. 

Example 2: He asked me if I wanted to go out with him for dinner this weekend. I told him that it depends on the restaurant. 

Example 3: Jeff and JoAnn have been going out with each other for a long time.

This phrasal verb is TRANSITIVE and INSEPARABLE

That concludes today's lesson. Thank you for reading! Enjoy your Wednesday.



Tuesday the 12th of February, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR ROMANCE (ASK SOMEONE OUT)

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Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone!

Today we are continuing with our Phrasal Verbs related to Romance. Today we are looking at the phrasal verb TO ASK SOMEONE OUT

Definition: To ask someone to go on a date. 

Example 1: The guy from the cafe finally asked me out. We have a date on Friday. 

Example 2: Are you going to ask her out? I think she would say yes. 

Example 3: We met in February, but he didn't ask me out until June. He was so shy. 

As you can see, this phrasal verb is TRANSITIVE and SEPARABLE.

That's all for today's lesson. Thank you for reading!



Monday the 11th of February, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR ROMANCE (HIT ON SOMEONE)

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Happy Monday, everyone! How was your weekend? I hope it was fantastic. 

This Thursday is Valentine's Day. To celebrate, we are looking at Phrasal Verbs related to romance this week.

We begin with the colloquial phrasal verb TO HIT ON SOMEONE.

Definition: To show romantic interest in someone. 

Example 1: I think your brother is hitting on the bartender. 

Example 2: A guy on the train hit on me today. 

This phrasal verb is TRANSITIVE and is INSEPARABLE

Here's a fun fact: do you remember the Britney Spears song where she says, "hit me baby, one more time?" The writer of the song was Swedish. He meant to write about
hitting ON someone, not actually hitting someone. This phrasal verb mistake didn't matter: it was still the song that made her famous. 

That's all for today. Thank you for reading!



Friday the 08th of February, 2019
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SPOT THE ERROR, CONDITIONALS V

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Welcome back! It's Friday: I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.

Today is our last lesson of the Spot-the-Error with Conditionals week. Today we are not going to give you a hint by telling you the type of Conditional. You have to say what's wrong with it AND tell us the type of Conditional the sentence includes. To correct the sentence, you should make the fewest amount of corrections possible.

Here's your sentence: If I see your mom, I give her a hug for you. 

Can you see what’s wrong with this sentence? After correcting the sentence, also tell us which Conditional this is.

Give us your answers on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later.

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We will also include the correct answer in Monday's Daily Vitamin email.

Thank you for participating! Happy Friday to you all and have a great weekend!