tener lugar

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tener lugar(
teh
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nehr
 
loo
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gahr
)
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 occur)
a. to take place
El accidente tuvo lugar delante del centro comercial.The accident took place in front of the mall.
2. (to cause to happen)
a. to take place
La boda tuvo lugar en una hacienda.The wedding took place at a large ranch.
b. to be held
La ceremonia tendrá lugar el 10 de junio a las 7 pm.The ceremony will be held on June 10th at 7 pm.
3. (to have available space)
a. to have room
¿Tienen lugar para otro en el coche?Do you have room for one more in the car?
b. to have space
No tenemos lugar para tantos trastos en el apartamento.We don't have space for so much junk in the apartment.
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