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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 buy clothes, electronic equipment, etc. in)
a. to shop in
Yolanda gasta mucho dinero en ropa, compra en tiendas muy caras.Yolanda spends a lot of money on clothes. She shops in very expensive stores.
b. to go shopping in
¿Compras en el centro comercial? - Solo cuando no me queda más remedio, prefiero las tiendas pequeñas.Do you go shopping in the mall? - Only when I have no choice. I prefer small stores.
2. (to buy groceries in)
a. to shop in
No entiendo por qué compras en esta tienda. La fruta está siempre podrida.I don't understand why you shop in this store. The fruit is always rotten.
b. to do the shopping in
Siempre compro en este supermercado porque es muy barato.I always do the shoping in this supermarket because it's so cheap.
3. (to purchase in)
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