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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 be subject to)
2. (to need)
a. to depend on
La pareja dependía de la ayuda económica de sus familiares.The couple depended on the financial support of their families.
b. to be dependent on
Mucha gente mayor depende de sus hijos.Many elderly people are dependent on their children.
c. to rely on
Los Chicago Cubs dependían de su bateador para ganar la liga.The Chicago Cubs relied on their hitter to win the league.
3. (to be subordinate to)
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