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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. (used in relation to space)
a. to be on top (touching the surface)
En la cocina hay una mesa muy grande, y el microondas está encima.There's a very big table in the kitchen, and the microwave is on top.
¿Cuál de los dos libros quieres? - El que está encima.Which of the two books do you want? - The one that is on top.
b. to be above (not touching the surface)
¿Recuerdas la chimenea del salón? Pues el Picasso estaba encima.Do you remember the living room fireplace? Well, the Picasso was above it.
¿Cuál de los dos pósters te gusta más? - El que está encima.Which of the two posters do you like best? - The one that is above.
2. (used in relation to time)
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