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Friday the 30th of September, 2011
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KIND-3 (Essential Weekly Vitamin)

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Good morning again.

Hoy seguimos con nuestro repaso de usos de la palabra KIND.

Today's expression is
: nothing of the kind / nothing of the sort
(La expresión de hoy es: para nada; ni hablar; de ningún modo)

Meaning
: used to emphasize that the situation is very different from what has been said.
(Se utiliza para enfatizar que la situación es muy diferente a lo que se ha dicho.)

Example 1
:
Teacher
: Did you push Charlie?
Child: Nothing of the kind! Charlie insulted me, but I didn't push him. He fell down.
(Profesor: ¿has empujado a Charlie?)
(Niño: ¡Ni hablar! Charlie me ha insultado, pero no le he empujado. Se ha caído él solo.)

Example 2:
They thought we would accept the cheapest budget, but we intended nothing of the sort. We chose the company with the best service, not the cheapest price.
(Pensaban que aceptaríamos el presupuesto. Nada más lejos de nuestra intención, escogimos la empresa con el mejor servicio, no el precio más barato.)

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I hope you have a nice day and a great weekend!



Thursday the 29th of September, 2011
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PUSH-4

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Good morning again.

Today we finish our review of expression with PUSH.

Today's 1st push expression is: to push something through

Meaning: to get a new law or plan officially accepted.

Example 1:
The current government is pushing the changes through before the next elections.

Today's 2nd push expression is: to push someone around

Meaning: to give orders to someone in a rude or unpleasant way.

Example 2:
Jack...you shouldn't always let that bully push you around. You are bigger and stronger than he is. Why do you let him do it?

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

I hope everyone has a nice day.


Wednesday the 28th of September, 2011
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PUSH-3

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Good morning again.

Yesterday I finished the Daily Vitamin with the following sentence.

Tomorrow we will push ahead with our plan to review two more push expressions.

Today's 1st push expression is: to push ahead / forward (with)

Meaning: to continue with a plan in a determined way.

Example 1:
The government is pushing forward with its budget cuts and economic stimulus in their attempt to fight the financial crisis.

Today's 2nd push expression is: to push your luck

Meaning: to take a risk because you have successfully avoided problems in the past.

Example 2:
The police didn't catch you last time, but don't push your luck!

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Enjoy the rest of your day!


Tuesday the 27th of September, 2011
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PUSH-2

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Good morning again.

Yesterday I finished the Daily Vitamin with the following sentence.

Tomorrow we will push on with our review of push expressions.

Today's 1st push expression is: to push on

Meaning: to continue with a journey or an activity.

Example 1:
We rested for about 30 minutes, and then pushed on to the next city. We hope to reach our final destination by tomorrow morning.

Today's 2nd push expression is: to push someone or something over

Meaning: to make someone/something fall to the ground by pushing them/it.

Example 2:
The school bully pushed Jack over. When Jack fell, he broke his arm.

Remember to post comments and questions about today's lesson in the Daily Vitamin section on our website; please don't send us questions by email.

Tomorrow we will push ahead with our plan to review two more push expressions.

Have a nice day!



Monday the 26th of September, 2011
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PUSH-1

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Good morning everyone.

In November of 2009, we did a series of Daily Vitamins about expressions with the English verb PULL. This week we will look at expressions with PUSH, which is the opposite of PULL.

The basic meaning of PUSH is: to use your hands, arms or body to make someone or something move forward or away from you.

Example 1:
When the car broke down, we had to push it for almost a mile.

The most interesting use of PUSH, however, is in different expressions. We'll look at one expression today, and over the next few days we will look at five or six more.

Today's push expression is: to be pushing 30, 40, 50, etc.

Meaning: to be nearly 30, 40, 50, etc. years old.

Example 2:
She looks very young, but she is pushing 50. How does she do it?

Remember to post comments and questions about today's lesson in the Daily Vitamin section on our website; please don't send us emails with questions.

Tomorrow we will push on with our review of push expressions.

Have a great day!