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intransitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to lie back)
We were leaning back on the hammock, and, suddenly it flipped over.Nos reclinábamos en la hamaca y, de pronto, se dio vuelta.
Lean back on the recliner and I will massage your feet.Recuéstate en el sillón abatible y te masajearé los pies.
The teacher doesn't like that her students lean back in their chairs.A la profesora no le gusta que sus estudiantes se retrepen en sus sillas.
Don't lean back against the railing. It isn't stable.No te respaldes contra la baranda. No es estable.
transitive verb phrase
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.).
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
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