Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) absolutely necessary, essential
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vital signs/importance, sth is absolutely vital
Something 'vital' is impossible to do without, is completely necessary or essential. The 'vital organs' of the body are organs that you cannot survive without. This is an adjective and can also mean 'lively' or full of energy. "He is a vital young man." You will often hear this used in corporate contexts to talk about important processes or procedures. "Testing is a vital part of the process."
Social Examples (Basic)
A good understanding of grammar and vocabularyis vital when learninga new language.
It was of vital importancethat everything was recorded for future research.
The Nurse checkedthe patient's vital signsbefore calling the Doctor.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Paul knew a good relationship with his supervisorwould be vital for his success in his new role.
There are a few programs that I would say are vital to my productivity.
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