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Wednesday the 13th of June, 2018
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THE ALPHABET GAME: 'N'

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Welcome back, everyone!

Today we are looking at the letter N for the Daily Vitamin 2018 Alphabet Game. Are you ready?

Sentence: That dog keeps barking and barking. It's really getting on my _____. 

Do you know the missing word? Here are some hints to help you. 

Hint 1: It is a noun. 

Hint 2: It is part of an expression that means "to annoy someone or something."

Please post your answers on one of our social media pages (Facebook or Twitter), and we'll provide the correct answer later.

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Good luck!



Friday the 09th of March, 2018
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IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS (CRISIS/CRISES)

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Happy Friday, readers! I hope you had a wonderful week. Are you ready for our last lesson about Irregular Plural Nouns?

Today we are looking at the word CRISIS. The plural form is CRISES. It is irregular because we change the ending from "-is" to "-es." This is the same pattern as Tuesday's word, Emphasis. There are other words that have the same pattern (thesis/theses, analysis/analyses, axis/axes...). Notice the difference in the pronuncation too.

Example 1: The financial crisis was difficult for everyone. 

Example 2: The company is experiencing multiple crises right now: the CEO quit and so did the Treasurer. 

Example 3: After many crises, the company finally decided to close. 

That concludes our week. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Next week, we will ask you to participate in a "Choose-One-Word" challenge, where you must choose one word that completes three sentences. We will see you on Monday!



Thursday the 08th of March, 2018
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IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS (QUIZ/QUIZZES) 

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Welcome to our fourth day of Irregular Plural Nouns week!

Today we are looking at the word QUIZ. Its plural form is QUIZZES. It is irregular because we add "-ZES! to the end, and not just -ES

Example 1: That quiz was difficult!

Example 2: We will have two quizzes tomorrow. Study tonight!

Example 3: I had a quiz in three different classes today. 

Example 4: I had three quizzes today.

That is all for today. Thank you for reading! We will see you tomorrow for our last lesson about irregular plurals.



Wednesday the 07th of March, 2018
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IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS (EMPHASIS/EMPHASES) 

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Welcome back, everyone!

Today is day three of our Irregular Plural Nouns week. We are looking at irregular nouns that do not follow the normal patterns when they become plural. (In most cases, we add -s or -es to the noun.)

Today we are looking at the word EMPHASIS. It is irregular because the singular version is EMPHASIS and the plural is EMPHASES. It is irregular because we are changing the "-is" ending to "-es" (and not "Emphasises"). And notice the difference in the pronunciation! EMPHASIS vs. EMPHASES.

Example 1: The politician's speech puts an emphasis on the importance of decreasing taxes. 

Example 2: The two main emphases of the President’s speech were decreasing taxes and increasing the funding to local schools. 

Example 3: Your pronunciation is wrong. You are putting the emphasis on the wrong syllable. 

Example 4: The emphases of the President's speech are on two problems with the government: spending and education.

That's all for today. Have a great day! We will see you tomorrow.



Tuesday the 06th of March, 2018
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IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS (SCARF/SCARVES) 

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! Are you having a nice week? I hope so.

This week we are looking at Irregular Plural Nouns. These are nouns that do not follow the normal patterns when they are in the plural form. 

Today we are looking at the word SCARF. In the plural, it is SCARVES. It is irregular because we are changing the "f" to "-ves." Actually, this is an "irregular" pattern that happens with quite a few nouns in English (knife/knives, life/lives, wife/wives, leaf/leaves, etc.)

Example 1: What a beautiful scarf

Example 2: In this picture, we are all wearing scarves

Example 3: How many scarves do you own?

Example 4: Should we get Mom a scarf for Mother's Day?

That's all for today. Thank you for reading! Have a great day.