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Monday the 12th of November, 2018
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PHRASAL VERBS vs. FORMAL VOCAB (COME UP WITH)

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Hello everyone! How was your weekend? I hope that you enjoyed it and were able to relax. 

This week's theme is Phrasal Verbs vs. Formal Vocabulary. English often has a phrasal verb that is the less-formal equivalent of a formal word or phrase. This week, we will look at these pairs. Today we begin with the three-word phrasal verb (TO) COME UP WITH and its formal equivalent "normal" verb, (TO) DEVISE.  

Definition of TO COME UP WITH: To think of an idea or plan. 

Example 1: Can you come up with some ideas for a name for my new dog?

Example 2: How many ideas did you come up with for dinner?

Formal equivalent: TO DEVISE (SOMETHING)

Definition: To plan or invent.

Example 3: They devised a way to spend less money while also still saving for vacation.

Example 4: We need to devise a plan for this new project. 

Hopefully you notice something about the examples. The less formal phrasal verb is used for things that are less formal (like ideas for parties). The more formal verb (DEVISE) is for more formal or serious things (like plans for important projects, or projects related to money). You will see this theme throughout our lessons this week. 

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



Friday the 09th of November, 2018
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SPOT THE ERROR (5)

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Welcome back and Happy Friday to you all!

Today we complete the Spot-the-Error themed week. Where is the error in the sentence below?

Sentence: Can you borrow me your pencil?

Do you see it? If so, tell us on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later; we will also include the correct answer in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

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That's all for this week. Have a wonderful weekend! We will see you on Monday for the beginning of our week about phrasal verbs and formal vocabulary.

See you then!



Thursday the 08th of November, 2018
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SPOT THE ERROR (4)

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Hello Daily Vitamin readers! It's day number four of the Spot-the-Error themed week. Can you spot the error in the sentence below?

Sentence: Everyone love chocolate.

Something is wrong with the sentence... do you know what the error is? If so, tell us on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later; we will also include the correct answer in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

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



Wednesday the 07th of November, 2018
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SPOT THE ERROR (3)

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Hello everyone! Welcome back. How's your week going? I hope it's going well. 

Today we continue with the Spot-the-Error theme. Do you know what is wrong with the following sentence?

Sentence: I have been owning this house for two years. 

Can you spot the error? If so, tell us on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later; we will also include the correct answer in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

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That's all for today. We'll be looking forward to seeing your answers. If you participate, good luck!

We will see you tomorrow.



Tuesday the 06th of November, 2018
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SPOT THE ERROR (2)

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Hello everyone! Welcome back. I hope you are having a great day.

Today we are continuing with our Spot-the-Error theme. Can you spot the error in the following sentence?

Sentence: My friend he loves to travel. 

Do you see the error? If so, tell us on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later; we will also include the correct answer in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

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That's all for today! As always, thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day!