ni ganar ni perder

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ni ganar ni perder(
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gah
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nahr
 
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pehr
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dehr
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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. (neither to acquire nor to cease to have)
a. neither to earn nor to lose (in affirmative clauses)
Con la empresa que he montado online, de momento ni gano ni pierdo dinero.For the time being, I've neither earned nor lost money with the online company I've set up.
b. either to earn or to lose (in negative clauses)
A mí no me parece que mi padre ni perdiera ni ganara dinero a consecuencia de la guerra.I don't think my father either earned or lost money because of the war.
c. neither to gain nor to lose (in affirmative clauses)
Los candidatos no habían ni ganado ni perdido votos tras el debate.The candidates had neither gained nor lost votes after the debate.
d. either to gain or to lose (in negative clauses)
Yo no quiero ni ganar ni perder peso, me veo bien como estoy.I don't want either to gain or to lose weight, I think I look OK just the way I am.
2. (neither to be victorious nor to let your opponent be in a competition)
a. neither to win nor to lose (in affirmative clauses)
El partido fue cancelado por la lluvia, así que ni lo ganamos ni lo perdimos.The game was canceled due to the rain, so we neither won nor lost it.
b. either to win or to lose (in negative clauses)
No quiero ni ganar ni perder el concurso. En otras palabras, no quiero participar.I don't want either to win or to lose the competition. In other words, I don't want to take part.
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
3. (neither to be victorious nor to let your opponent be)
a. neither to win nor to lose (in affirmative clauses)
Yo amo este deporte, y ni ganar ni perder puede cambiar eso.I love this sport, and neither to win nor to lose can change that.
b. either to win or to lose (in negative clauses)
Yo no creo que ni ganaran ni perdieran, creo que empataron.I don't think they either won or lost. I think they equalized.
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