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Monday the 19th of September, 2016
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MISSING MONDAY: 'COME' OR 'GO?'

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Good morning, DV readers! How was your weekend? I hope it was excellent. 

For
Missing Monday, we are asking you to decide if this sentence needs the word GO or COME

Sentence
: Hello Mark. I'm calling you from work; I have to work late tonight. Can you please _____ to my house and feed my dog? 

On
Facebook or Twitter, tell us if you think we should use the word GO or COME in the gap. 

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: https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratLanguageServices/

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: https://twitter.com/englishdaily

Thanks for participating!


Thursday the 15th of September, 2016
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THEME THURSDAY: USEFUL ADVERBS (DEFIANTLY)

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Welcome to our first Theme Thursday of the academic year! For September, we are focusing on useful adverbs. Remember, an adverb is a word that modifies a verb. Often, an adverb ends in -LY, but this is not always the case. Words like WELL and FAST are also adverbs. 

Today we are looking at the word
DEFIANTLY

Definition
: to do something with defiance; to do something with resistance or opposing authority or rule.

Example 1
: She looked at him defiantly when she refused his marriage proposal. 

Example 2
: I asked my daughter to clean her room but she defiantly sat on her bed and didn't move. 

Example 3
: The politician defiantly announced that he was not going to support the Presidential candidate. 

That's it for today! I hope you find a way to use this word in your daily conversation very soon!


Wednesday the 14th of September, 2016
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WORDY WEDNESDAY: 'STRANGER' VS 'FOREIGNER'

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Good morning, everyone! I hope your week is going well. 

Today we are looking at two commonly confused nouns:
STRANGER and FOREIGNER. Do you know the difference?

Stranger: a person you do not know. 

Example 1
: When I was a child, my mother told me not to talk to strangers.

Example 2
: This stranger just tried to pet my dog, and my dog didn't like him!

Foreigner
: a person from another country. 

Example 3
: Most of the foreigners in my neighbourhood shop at a local market. They have spices from around the world. 

Example 4
: When you are in another country, you are a foreigner. It's a great time to learn local customs and try new foods. 

That's all for today. I hope you enjoyed this lesson! We will see you tomorrow for
Theme Thursday. Have a great day!


Tuesday the 13th of September, 2016
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TENSE TUESDAY: FUTURE FOR A SPONTANEOUS DECISION

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Hello, readers! Happy Tuesday to all of you.

Our
Tense Tuesday is focusing on the future. We are looking at the future for a spontaneous (unplanned) decision.

Remember that the
future can be expressed different ways in English; it is commonly expressed with WILL or GOING TO. Today we are focusing on using WILL when making a quick (unplanned) decision.

Example 1
: (The phone rings.) I'll get it.

Example 2
: (Dinner is finished.) I'll do the dishes.

Example 3
: You're sick? I'll bring you some soup.

In each of these examples, we see that the person is making a decision to do something
in the moment. In these situations, WILL + BARE INFINITIVE is a better choice than BE GOING TO, which is used for planned future actions.

That's all for today. Thanks for reading!


Monday the 12th of September, 2016
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MISSING MONDAY: CHOOSE THE TENSE

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Welcome back, Daily Vitamin readers! I hope that you had a fantastic summer. Are you ready to begin this year's lessons? We have a lot of fun Daily Vitamins planned for you. 

We are beginning this academic year with a Missing Monday post that focuses on grammar. 
Do you know how to complete the sentence below?

Sentence: I _____ to Mallorca two times in my life.

If you know the answer, tell us on our Facebook or Twitter pages. We will post the
correct answer later. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratLanguageServices

Twitter: https://twitter.com/englishdaily

That's all for today. Thanks for reading, and again, welcome back!