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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
1. (to accompany; often used with "with")
a. venir
Come along with me, Sam. We're going to report this to the police right now.Ven conmigo, Sam. Ahora mismo nos vamos a la policía a denunciar esto.
b. ir
We're going to the gala this afternoon. Would you like to come along?Esta tarde nos vamos a la gala. ¿Quieres ir con nosotros?
c. acompañar (transitive verb)
I'm going to a trade fair in Manchester next week. - Can I come along?La semana próxima me voy a Manchester a una feria comercial. - ¿Puedo acompañarte?
2. (to arrive)
a. presentarse
Martina was right in the middle of telling me something interesting when David came along.Martina justo me estaba contando algo interesante cuando se presentó David.
b. llegar
You wait 40 minutes for a bus and then three come along at once.Te pasas 40 minutos esperando un autobús y luego llegan tres todos a la vez.
c. aparecer
I was eating my sandwiches in the park when Amanda Drinkwater came along and sat down on the bench beside me.Estaba en el parque comiendo mis sándwiches cuando apareció Amanda Drinkwater y se sentó en el banco a mi lado.
3. (to hurry up; used in the imperative)
a. apurarse
Come along, Sheila! We'll be late for your appointment.¡Apúrate, Sheila! Que vamos a llegar tarde a tu cita.
b. darse prisa
Come along, kids! I don't want us to miss the start of the program.¡Dense prisa, chicos! No quiero que nos perdamos el comienzo del programa.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Come along, boys. We can't stay here all afternoon.¡Venga, niños! No podemos quedarnos aquí toda la tarde.
Come along, Peter! We haven't got all day.¡Vamos, Peter! Que no tenemos todo el día.
4. (to cheer up; used in the imperative)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Come along, Fraser. You know that wasn't what I meant.¡Vamos, Fraser! Ya sabes que eso no es lo que yo quería decir.
Come along, Tina. You know I didn't mean to upset you.¡Vamos, Tina! Ya sabes que no quería ofenderte.
5. (to progress)
a. avanzar
Work on the house extension is coming along well and it should be finished by next month.Las obras de ampliación de la casa avanzan bien y deberían finalizarse antes del mes próximo.
b. marchar
Terry tells me that his plans are coming along well and that his website will soon be going live.Terry me dice que sus planes marchan bien y que falta poco para que entre en servicio su sitio web.
c. ir
How's the restoration work coming along? - Really well, thank you. We've certainly got off to a good start.¿Qué tal va la restauración? - Muy bien, gracias. Se puede decir que hemos empezado con buen pie.
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come along
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (as exhortation)
c along!¡vamos! ¡venga!
2. (project, work)
a. marchar, progresar
how's the project coming along?¿qué tal marcha el proyecto?
his Spanish is coming along wellsu español va mejorando
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come along
come along! (in friendly tone) ¡vamos!; ¡venga!; ¡ándale!; especially (Méx) ¡ándele!; (Méx) (impatiently) ¡date prisa!; ¡apúrate!; (LAm)
2 (accompany) acompañar
are you coming along? ¿vienes?; ¿nos acompañas?; you'll have to come along with me to the station usted tendrá que acompañarme a la comisaría
3 (progress) ir
how is the book coming along? ¿qué tal va el libro?; it's coming along nicely va bien
4 (arrive) [+chance] presentarse
then who should come along but Alex entonces se presentó nada más ni nada menos que Alex
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