follow the law
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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 obey the law)
a. cumplir la ley
If you don't follow the law, you go to jail. It's that simple.Si no cumples la ley, vas a la cárcel. Tan sencillo es.
b. obedecer la ley
I'm a good citizen who always follows the law.Soy buen ciudadano que siempre obedece la ley.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. cumple la ley
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Follow the law, and you won't have any problems.Cumple la ley y no tendrás ningún problema.
b. obedece la ley
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Follow the law, or you'll end up in trouble.Obedece la ley o te meterás en problemas.
c. cumpla la ley
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Follow the law in this town, and you'll be just fine.Cumpla la ley en este pueblo y estará bien.
d. obedezca la ley
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
We don't tolerate criminals here. Follow the law.Aquí no toleramos a los criminales. Obedezca la ley.
3. (imperative; used to address more than one person)
a. cumplan la ley (plural)
It's not too complicated; follow the law.No es muy complicado; cumplan la ley.
b. obedezcan la ley
Follow the law if you value your lives.Obedezcan la ley si es que valoran la vida.
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