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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 go door-to-door to ask for candy on Halloween)
a. to trick-or-treat
Pedimos caramelos en nuestra calle, pero nos acercamos la casa abandonada porque dicen que está embrujada.We trick-or-treat on our street, but we don't go near the abandoned house because they say it's haunted.
2. (to request sugary treats)
a. to ask for candy
Regionalism used in the United States
A Annie le gusta ir a visitar a su abuela porque nunca le dice que no cuando pide caramelos.Annie likes to go visit her grandmother because she never says no when she asks for candy.
b. to ask for sweets (United Kingdom)
Ya te comiste una barra de chocolate. ¿Por qué estás pidiendo caramelos de nuevo?You already had a chocolate bar. Why are you asking for sweets again?
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