set the scene
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set the scene
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 establish the context)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. establece la escena
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
Set the scene for the listener before jumping into the story.Establece la escena para el oyente antes de entrar en la historia.
b. establezca la escena
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Set the scene clearly so that people understand the context.Establezca la escena claramente para que se entienda el contexto.
3. (imperative; used to address more than one person)
a. establezcan la escena (plural)
I want you all to improvise the music for this part of the play. Set the scene for the murder.Quiero que todos improvisen la música para esta parte de la obra. Establezcan la escena para el asesinato.
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