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Thursday the 24th of December, 2015
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THE DAILY VITAMIN IS ON HOLIDAY

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The Daily Vitamin will be on holiday until Monday, January 11th, 2016. We wish you a wonderful holiday season.

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!


Wednesday the 23rd of December, 2015
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WORDY WEDNESDAY: 'YULETIDE'

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Hello everyone and welcome to the last Daily Vitamin post of 2015. For our last post we look at a word that is related to Christmas: YULETIDE

Definition: the Christmas season itself, or relating to the holiday season. 

Example 1: Yuletide greetings to you!

Example 2: I am not in the yuletide spirit until I decorate my house. 

Example 3: Ziggurat wishes you happiness during the yuletide season. 

That's all for today and also for 2015. We would like to wish you Seasons Greetings and hope that you have a wonderful holiday season.

We will be back on January 11th with our first Missing Monday of the year. As always, thank you so much for reading!


Tuesday the 22nd of December, 2015
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TENSE TUESDAY: 'WISH' AND 'IF ONLY' TO COMPLAIN

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Hello everyone! Last week you might remember that we looked at WISH and IF ONLY to express regret. We use the construction WISH/IF ONLY + PAST PERFECT to express remorse. Click on the link below to see that lesson. 

http://www.ziggurat.es/es/lecciones_ingles/index.asp?id=2704

This week we are looking at another way of using WISH and IF ONLY. We use the construction WISH/IF ONLY + WOULD + VERB to complain about a behaviour we disapprove of or to express annoyance with a present action

Example 1
: I wish you wouldn't work so hard. You need a break. 

Example 2: If only you wouldn't work so hard. You need a break. 

Example 3: I wish she would listen to her doctor and get surgery. 

Example 4: If only she would listen to her doctor and get surgery. 

Example 5: I wish my neighbours would be quiet late at night. 

Example 6: If only
my neighbours would be quiet late at night. 

That's all for today. What annoys you? Complain to us on our Facebook page using WISH or IF ONLY.

https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratLanguageServices/


We will see you tomorrow for Wordy Wednesday and our last post of 2015!


Monday the 21st of December, 2015
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MISSING MONDAY: VERB FOLLOWED BY 'TO'

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Hi everyone! Welcome to our last Missing Monday of 2015. Are you ready for the Monday challenge? Here is your sentence. 

Sentence: I _____ to wake up late when I am on winter vacation. 

The sentence is missing a verb which always includes the adverbial particle TO after it. Do you think you know the answer? Leave your answer for us on our Facebook page and we will post the correct answer later today. 

https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratLanguageServices/

Thanks for participating! We'll see you tomorrow for Tense Tuesday and Part II of our lesson on the words IF ONLY and WISH.

Have a great day!


Friday the 18th of December, 2015
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PHRASAL VERB FRIDAY: 'GET TOGETHER'

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Hello Daily Vitamin readers! It's the holiday season and many people have a lot of company and family parties.

Today's phrasal verb, TO GET TOGETHER, is useful for this time of year.

Definition: to meet for a social event. 

Example 1: Do you want to get together this weekend? 

Example 2: I am getting together with my old co-worker. Want to come? 

Example 3: What time are you and Amy getting together

Example 4: Let's try to get everyone together for a party before Christmas. 

This phrasal verb can be INTRANSITIVE or TRANSITIVE (like in Example 4) and is SEPARABLE

That's all for today. Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week for our last Daily Vitamin posts of 2015.