be against

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be in opposition to)
a. estar en contra de
I'm against nuclear weapons.Estoy en contra de las armas nucleares.
b. estar contra
Our community isn't against freeways and high-speed trains, but we want to preserve the landscape.Nuestra comunidad no está contra las autopistas y los trenes de alta velocidad, pero queremos preservar el paisaje.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to be in opposition)
a. estar en contra
You can lower your hands, thanks. Now, those of you who are against, please raise your hands.Ya pueden bajar la mano, gracias. Ahora, aquellos de ustedes que estén en contra, por favor, levanten la mano.
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