echar a correr
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echar a correr(
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chahr
 
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koh
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rrehr
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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 begin to run)
a. to start running
Los niños echaron a correr cuando se dieron cuenta de que habían roto la ventana.The children started running when they realized they'd broken the window.
b. to start to run
Echamos a correr en el momento en que oímos los disparos.We started to run the moment we heard the shots.
c. to break into a run
Vimos que venía el autobús y echamos a correr.We saw the bus coming and broke into a run.
echarse a correr
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to begin to run)
a. to start running
Cuando llegó la policía, todo el mundo se echó a correr.When the police arrived, everybody started running.
b. to start to run
Al abrir la cancela, el perro se echó a correr hacia nosotros.When we opened the gate, the dog started to run towards us.
c. to break into a run
Me eché a correr al darme cuenta de lo tarde que era.I broke into a run when I realized how late it was.
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