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. (to irritate)
2. (to make tense or worried)
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
3. (to get tense or worried)
a. to get nervous
El escritor se pone muy nervioso cuando tiene que hablar en público.The writer gets very nervous when he has to speak in public.
b. to get uptight
Se puso muy nerviosa cuando le preguntaron por su divorcio.She got very uptight when they asked her about her divorce.
c. to get worked up
No te pongas nervioso, todavía falta media hora para que empiece la película, seguro que llegamos.Don't get worked up. There's still half an hour to go before the movie starts. I'm sure we'll be there on time.
d. to get agitated
Los niños se ponen nerviosos cuando ven a sus padres discutir de esa forma.The children get agitated when they see their parents arguing like that.
4. (to get irritated)
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