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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 go door-to-door to ask for candy on Halloween)
a. to trick-or-treat
Mi esposo va a acompañar a los niños a pedir golosinas y yo me voy a quedar en casa repartiendo dulces.My husband will go trick-or-treating with the kids, and I'm going to stay home giving out candy.
2. (to request sugary treats)
a. to ask for candy
Regionalism used in the United States
Lottie, vamos al supermercado y no quiero que me pidas golosinas.Lottie, we're going to the supermarket and I don't want you asking me for candy.
b. to ask for sweets (United Kingdom)
Cuando mis hijos piden golosinas, normalmente digo que no al principio, pero luego les consiento.When my boys ask for sweets, I usually say no at first but then I give in.
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