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Thursday the 31st of March, 2011
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OVER AND ABOVE

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Good morning.

Today we finish our three-day review of some common English expressions that use the word OVER in them.

Today's expression is: over and above

Meaning: in addition to something.

Example 1:
There are other factors over and above those you have included in your marketing report, so let's not come to any final conclusions for the moment.

Example 2:
We'll need another 2 million Euros of investment over and above what we already have.

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Remember that tomorrow we will send the Essential Weekly Vitamin for Spanish-speaking students of English.

Enjoy the rest of your day!


Wednesday the 30th of March, 2011
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OVER AND OVER (AGAIN)

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Hello again.

Today we continue our three-day look at some common English expressions that use the word OVER in them.

Today's expression is: over and over (again)

Meaning: many times; repeatedly.

Example 1:
I've told you over and over again to do your homework before you turn on the computer.

Example 2:
Albert Einstein once defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results".

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Have a good day.


Tuesday the 29th of March, 2011
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(ALL) OVER AGAIN

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Good morning.

In the next three Daily Vitamins we will look at some common English expressions that use the word OVER in them.

Today's expression is: (all) over again

Meaning: to do a second time from the beginning.

Example 1:
He did his homework so badly that I had him do it all over again.

Example 2:
Tom finally turned in the marketing plan, but it was so poorly done that I had to do it all over again myself.

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I hope you have a good day. Bye.


Monday the 28th of March, 2011
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SPLITTING HEADACHE

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Good morning. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

The topic for today's Daily Vitamin was a suggestion from Judit M.

Today's expression is: a splitting headache

Meaning: if you have a splitting headache, it means you have a very bad pain in your head; that is, a very bad headache.

Example 1:
Honey, can you finish doing the washing up and putting the children to bed. I have a splitting headache. I think I'm going off to bed myself.

Example 2:
Despite having a brain splitting headache, he decided to stay at the party a little longer.

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Friday the 25th of March, 2011
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TO MISS-2

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Good morning.

Hoy en la Essential Weekly Vitamin seguimos con nuestro repaso de expresiones y significados del verbo inglés TO MISS.

Otros significados comunes de MISS son:
1. to feel sad about someone because they are no longer present.
(Estar triste porque alguien ya no está o porque ha marchado fuera (echar de menos/ en falta a alguien.)

2. to wish you still had something that you don't or to wish that you could do an activity that you can no longer do.
(Desear seguir teniendo algo que ya no posees o hacer una actividad que ya no practicas.)

Example 1:
Her uncle was a very influential person in her life and last year he died; it's no surprise that she misses him so much.
(Su tío fue una persona muy influyente en su vida y el año pasado falleció; no es extraño que le eche tanto de menos.)

Example 2:
Many people in Catalonia will miss Montilla, others won't.
(Muchas personas en Cataluña echarán de menos a Montilla, y otras no.)

Example 3:
I miss going to the cinema every weekend. It just isn't possible anymore now that we have children.
(Echo de menos ir al cine cada fin de semana. No es posible ahora, ya que tenemos hijos.)

La semana que viene seguiremos repasando otros significados y usos de MISS.

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I hope you have a nice day and a great weekend! Good-bye.