ir por
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ir por(
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pohr
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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. (used to talk about the route)
a. to go by
¿El paquete va por aire o por mar?Will the parcel go by air or sea?
b. to go along
Si vas por esta calle todo recto, llegarás a la catedral en unos cinco minutos.If you go straight ahead along this street, you'll reach the cathedral in about five minutes.
c. to go
¿Prefieres que vayamos por aquí o por allí?Do you prefer to go this or that way?
2. (to have reached)
a. to be on
¿Estás acabando el libro? - Sí, tiene 550 páginas y ya voy por la página 535.Are you finishing the book? - Yes, it has 550 pages, and I'm on page 535 now.
b. to be in
¿Dónde están ahora? - Vamos por Zaragoza, es la siguiente parada.Where are you know? - We're in Zaragoza. It's the next stop.
3. (to go and collect)
a. to go and get
¿Por qué no vas por aceite mientras yo hago la ensalada? Lo acabamos ayer.Why don't you go and get some oil while I make the salad? We finished it yesterday.
b. to go and fetch
La abuela viene con nosotros a la playa. - Muy bien, voy por ella.Grandma is coming to the beach with us. - OK, I'll go and fetch her.
4. (to refer to)
a. to be meant for
No te ofendas. Mi comentario no iba por ti.Don't get offended. My comment wasn't meant for you.
b. to be aimed at
¿Qué te hace pensar que lo que dijo Eva iba por ti? Yo creo que hablaba en general.What makes you think that what Eva said was aimed at you? I think she was talking in general.
c. to go for
Antes de sentarse en la mesa, tienen que lavarse las manos. Va también por ti, Miguelito.Before sitting at the table, you have to wash your hands. That goes for you too, Miguelito.
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