insistir en
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insistir en(
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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 assert)
a. to insist on
Mi papá insiste en cortar el pasto a la hora en que hace más calor.Mi dad insists on mowing the lawn at the hottest point of the day.
b. to insist that
Los padres de Laura insistían en que estudiara medicina, pero ella quería ser veterinaria.Laura's parents insisted that she study medicine, but she wanted to be a vet.
2. (to underline)
a. to stress
En su discurso, la lideresa de la oposición insistió en la necesidad de un cambio político.In her speech, the leader of the opposition insisted on the need for political change.
b. to emphasize
El estudio insiste en la urgencia de abordar cuanto antes el cambio climático.The study emphasizes the urgent need to tackle climate change as soon as possible.
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