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Tuesday the 31st of January, 2006
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JUST IN CASE

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Good morning, Today's expression is: just in case It means: to be prepared for something that may happen. We can use this phrase on its own or with an object: just in case of something. The Spanish translation would be por si acaso. Example 1 Rita: The sky looks pretty cloudy. Why don't you take an umbrella, just in case? Chris: Did the weather report say it would rain? Example 2 She had to be in Barcelona at eight o'clock for the interview so she took an early train, just in case there were problems. Example 3 I bought extra food for the party, just in case one of our guests brings along a friend. Remember that you can post questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a lovely day!

Monday the 30th of January, 2006
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DUE TO

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Good morning. I hope all of you had a great weekend! Today's expression is: due to (preposition) It means: Because of something. Last week we received the following question from Marc C. My name is Marc and I have problems because in my job a lot of people use the word "due to". Can you explain what it means and where it is used. Also, I would like to know if it has several meanings and some words that mean the same." Today we will look at the preposition due to, and in future Daily Vitamins we will look at other uses of the word due as an adjective. The most direct translation of this preposition in Spanish would be debido a and other phrases that mean the same thing are because of or as a result of. Example 1 The negative image of immigrants is largely due to ignorance. Example 2 Most students have trouble reaching their desired level of English due to not having good study habits. Example 3 The company's financial problems were due to horrible management. I hope that answers your questions, Marc. If not, remember that you can post questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have an excellent day!

Friday the 27th of January, 2006
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NO WAY!

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Good morning,

Today's expression is: no way

It means: an informal and very definite way of saying 'No'.

Example 1
Paul: Are you planning on going to Trudy's party?
Karen: No way! She lives out in the suburbs! It's too far away for me.

Example 2
Marian: Do you want to come shopping with me this afternoon?
Louise: No way! I've had such a busy morning that the only thing I want to do is sit down and put my feet up.

Example 3
Elaine: Are you going to ask Frank for help?
Bill: No way! The last time I asked him for help, he was so arrogant, pretending like he knew everything. I'd rather do it on my own.

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I hope you have a pleasant weekend!


Thursday the 26th of January, 2006
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NOT AT ALL

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Good morning, Yesterday we learned the difference between the words NO and NOT. Today we are going to look at an expression using one of these words. Today's expression is: not at all Meaning 1: It is a polite reply to thank you. It means the same as you're welcome. Example 1 Alicia: Thank you for looking after my plants while I was away, Jill. I really appreciate it. Jill: Not at all. Since you live so close to me, it was really not a problem. Meaning 2: To emphasize a negative statement. Example 2 I am not at all surprised that Greg failed his driving test. His hand-foot coordination is very poor! Example 3 This job is not at all what I thought it would be. I was expecting something a little more exciting, or at least challenging, and I have to say that the things I do are quite repetitive. Tomorrow we will finish the week with an expression related to NO. Please post any questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy your day!

Wednesday the 25th of January, 2006
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NO vs. NOT

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Good morning. Today we are going to answer another request from one of our readers, Antonio G. Antonio wanted to know the difference between the words NO and NOT. NO Meaning 1: NO is the opposite of yes. Example 1: A: Do you want me to make you a sandwich? B: No, thanks. I'm not hungry. Meaning 2: NO + NOUN is used as a quantifier. It means not any. Example 2: There is no coffee in the cupboard. Shall I go to the shops to get some? (= There isn't any coffee.) Example 3: I've got no time to go to the bank right now. I'll do it later. (= I haven't got any time.) NOT Meaning 1: NOT is used to make a verb negative. It goes after the verb (auxiliary verb + NOT). The contraction of NOT is n't. Example 4 I didn't go to the presentation yesterday. Was it good? Example 5 It isn't helpful when you interrupt me all the time! Could you please let me get some work done? I hope this answers your question, Antonio. Tomorrow and Friday we will explain two expressions with today's words. Please post any questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. I hope you enjoy your day!