no decir la verdad

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no decir la verdad(
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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 lie)
a. not to tell the truth
A Carlos lo castigó su padre sin salir por no decir la verdad.Carlos has been grounded by his dad for not telling the truth.
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
2. (to lie to)
a. not to tell the truth
Si no le decimos la verdad, tarde o temprano se enterará, y será peor.If we don't tell him the truth, he'll find out sooner or later, and it'll be worse.
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