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Wednesday the 21st of November, 2018
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IDIOMS FOR BEING THANKFUL (TO THANK ONE’S LUCKY STARS)

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Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Today we continue our theme of Idioms for Being Thankful with another expression: TO THANK ONE'S LUCKY STARS

Definition: To be thankful for one's good luck. 

Example 1: There was a terrible accident on the freeway. I thank my lucky stars that no one was seriously injured. 

Example 2: I almost didn't go to Sarah's party. That night, I met my husband. I thank my lucky stars that I went to that party!

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



Tuesday the 20th of November, 2018
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IDIOMS FOR BEING THANKFUL (I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH)

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Welcome back, everyone! We are continuing our week of Idioms for Being Thankful with another expression that we say to others when we are grateful: I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH.

Definition: An expression meaning "Thank you very much."

Example 1: I can't thank you enough for helping me write my paper.

Example 2: I can't thank you enough for being such a wonderful friend.

Example 3: I really can't thank you enough for all that you do.

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Monday the 19th of November, 2018
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IDIOMS FOR BEING THANKFUL (COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS)

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Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone! I hope that you had a nice weekend. 

This Thursday is Thanksgiving, for those who celebrate this tradition. This is a time when people reflect on what they have and what they are thankful for. To celebrate, this week we are looking at idioms and expressions for being thankful. We begin with COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

Definition: To be thankful for what you have. 

Example 1: I count my blessings every day. 

Example 2: I know that you're sad that you didn't get the promotion. But count your blessings: you love your current job, you have a great family and friends, and you have time to travel. You are so lucky!

That's all for today. Join us tomorrow for another expression for being thankful. Have a great day!



Friday the 16th of November, 2018
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PHRASAL VERBS V. FORMAL VOCAB (THROW AWAY)

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Happy Friday, Daily Vitamin readers! Today we complete our Phrasal Verb vs. Formal Vocabulary theme by looking at the phrasal verb TO THROW AWAY and the more-formal verb TO DISCARD.  

Definition of TO THROW AWAY: To discard something when it is no longer needed. 

Example 1: You can throw those boxes away

Example 2: I think I accidentally threw away an important document! 

Formal equivalent: TO DISCARD.

Definition: To throw away or set aside something when it is no longer needed. 

Example 3: He decided to donate the items rather than discard them. 

Example 4: You can discard these instructions after you build this new desk. 

Example 5: For this game, you must discard one card after your turn. 

That's all for this week. We hope you like the new verbs and phrasal verbs that you learned! Next week, we will learn some idioms for being thankful.

Have a great weekend and we'll see you on Monday!



Thursday the 15th of November, 2018
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PHRASAL VERBS V. FORMAL VOCAB (LEAVE OUT)

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Hello everyone! I hope you are having a nice week.

Today we continue with our Phrasal Verb / Formal Vocabulary pairs by looking at the phrasal verb TO LEAVE OUT and the verb TO OMIT.  

Definition of TO LEAVE OUT: To NOT include something or someone. 

Example 1: I left the salt out of this recipe. Does it taste OK?

Example 2: When I told my parents about my trip to Bali, I left out some details about how dangerous it was to surf in the big waves!

Formal equivalent: TO OMIT.

Definition: To exclude something or someone.

Example 3: My boss asked me to omit some important details from my report about the office spending. I think he's hiding something. 

NOTE: the phrasal verb TO LEAVE OUT has other meanings. We are only looking at this one definition today.

That's all for today. As always, thank you for reading!