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intransitive verb phrase
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.).
transitive verb phrase
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.).
a. to sing songs
Mi madre tenía una voz maravillosa y, cuando llorábamos, nos cantaba canciones para tranquilizarnos.My mother had a wonderful voice, and when we cried, she'd sing us songs to calm us down.
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