no tener

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no tener(
noh
 
teh
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nehr
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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. (not to possess nor be carrying)
a. not to have
Ramón todavía no tiene trabajo, sigue buscando.Ramon doesn't have a job yet. He keeps searching.
b. not to have got
No tengo carro. La verdad es que no lo necesito.I haven't got a car. The truth is that I don't need one.
2. (when expressing age)
a. not to be
Mi hijo no tiene 20 años, sino 22.My son is not 20, but 22 years old.
3. (not to have planned)
a. not to have
Todavía no tengo cita con el médico. La pediré hoy.I don't have an appointment with the doctor yet. I'll make one today.
b. not to have got
Esta semana no tenemos reunión.We haven't got a meeting this week.
4. (not to feel)
a. not to be
Yo no tengo frío, más bien tengo calor.I'm not cold. I'm rather hot instead.
5. (medicine)
a. not to have
Soy la única persona en casa que no tiene gripe.I'm the only person at home who doesn't have the flu.
6. (not to think of)
a. not to consider
A Julia no la tengo por una persona mala, solo un poco egoísta.I don't consider Julia a bad person, just a bit selfish.
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