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Friday the 26th of October, 2018
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OFTEN CONFUSED WORDS (IMPLY/INFER)

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Good morning and happy Friday, everyone!

This week, we have learned some often-confused words. We are completing this theme with IMPLY vs. INFER

Definition of IMPLY: Strongly suggest the truth (but not state the truth directly). 

Example 1: She said she was tired, which implied she wanted to leave the party. 

Example 2: He laughed at my accent. Does that imply that he thinks my French is bad?

Example 3: The director implied that we would all get a bonus at the end of the year.  

Definition of INFER: To make an opinion or come to a conclusion using evidence and reasoning (without having the information presented directly through statements). 

Example 4: I saw your car in the driveway and your lights were on, so I inferred that you were home. 

Example 5: I can infer from the one-star ratings that this movie is very bad.

That's it for this week!  We will see you on Monday for a week about Halloween vocabulary.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.



Thursday the 25th of October, 2018
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OFTEN CONFUSED WORDS (ENSURE/INSURE)

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Hello and happy Thursday Daily Vitamin readers!

As you probably know, this week we are learning often-confused words. Today we are looking at ENSURE vs. INSURE

Definition of ENSURE: To make something certain, sure. 

Example 1: The cruise ship ensures that your luggage will be in your room when you arrive. 

Example 2: This new job ensures that I will become a full-time professor at my university. 

Definition of INSURE: To provide insurance, compensation, or security (usually formally and legally). 

Example 3: My car was stolen, but I am insured, so hopefully I can get a replacement. 

Example 4: This policy will insure your home in the case of fire or natural disasters.

That's all for today. We will see you tomorrow for one more lesson about often-confused words.



Wednesday the 24th of October, 2018
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OFTEN CONFUSED WORDS (PLOUGH/PLOW)

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Happy Wednesday and good morning, Daily Vitamin followers!

This week, we are focusing on often-confused words. Today's words are PLOUGH vs. PLOW

Definition of PLOUGH: UK spelling of a farm tool used to break the soil before planting seeds or plants, and for breaking snow. It is also the verb for the action of breaking the soil or snow.

Example 1: He used a plough to plough the farmland. 

Definition of PLOW: US spelling of a farm tool used to break the soil before planting seeds or plants, and for breaking snow. It is also the verb for the action of breaking the soil or snow.

Example 2: He plowed the snow around their house after the big snowstorm. 

These words are pronounced the same as a verb and a noun. There is, of course, a slight variation in the pronunciation depending on the dialect. You can listen to the difference here: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/es/diccionario/ingles/plough.

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

We will see you tomorrow!



Tuesday the 23rd of October, 2018
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OFTEN CONFUSED WORDS (ALL TOGETHER/ALTOGETHER)

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Good morning, Daily Vitamin readers!

This week, we are looking at often-confused words. Today we are looking at ALL TOGETHER vs. ALTOGETHER.

Definition of ALL TOGETHER: This is a phrase that means "in a group."

Example 1: Can I get one photo of the family all together?

Example 2: I love it when my family is all together for dinner. 

Definition of ALTOGETHER: This is an adverb meaning completely or entirely. 

Example 3: It seems like he was altogether unprepared for his presentation. 

Example 4: We were altogether impressed with her performance. 

That's all for today. We will see you tomorrow for a comparison of PLOUGH and PLOW.



Monday the 22nd of October, 2018
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OFTEN CONFUSED WORDS (POURED/PORED)

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Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone! I hope your weekend was relaxing. 

This week, we are concentrating on words that are often confused in English. We are presenting words that are very similar, which is why they are often confused. Sometimes the words sound the same; sometimes they are spelled similarly but are pronounced differently and have different meanings.

Today's words are POURED and PORED. These words are pronounced the same, but they are spelled differently and have different meanings. 

Definition of POURED: This is the past tense of POUR, a verb which means to make a substance flow from a container, especially into another container, by raising just one side of the container that the substance is in.

Example 1: She poured the wine into five glasses. 

Example 2: After five minutes, I poured the tea into the cups.  

Definition of PORED: This is also a past tense, this time of the verb PORE, which means to look at and study a book, a document, etc. very carefully. 

Example 3: He pored over the photo albums, looking for photos of his grandparents when they were young. 

Example 4: When I was young, I spent a lot of time poring over statistics of my favourite sport stars.

I hope the difference in meanings is clear. We will see you tomorrow for a lesson about ALL TOGETHER and ALTOGETHER.