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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 explain to them; third person plural)
a. to tell them
Cuando hables con mis padres, ni se te ocurra contarles que me caí de la moto.When you speak with my parents, don't even think of telling them I fell off the motorcycle.
2. (to explain to you; second person plural)
a. to tell you
Tengo que contarles lo que me pasó ayer porque fue graciosísimo.I must tell you what happened to me yesterday because it was really funny.
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