estar al mando de
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estar al mando de(
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mahn
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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 be in control of)
a. to be in charge of
Ricardo está al mando de la fábrica desde que su padre se jubiló.Ricardo has been in charge of the factory since his father retired.
2. (to give orders to)
a. to be in command of
El duque estaba al mando de su propio ejército.The duke was in command of his own army.
3. (to receive orders from)
a. to be under the command of
El batallón estaba al mando del coronel García.The battalion was under the command of Colonel Garcia.
b. to be under someone's command
La fragata está al mando del almirante.The frigate is under the admiral's command.
c. to be under the orders of
La tropa está al mando del oficial de rango superior que se halle presente en ese momento.The troops are under the orders of the senior officer who is present at that time.
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