get to the point
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get to the point(
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 get to the heart of the matter)
a. ir al grano
It took the professor 40 minutes to get to the point and we only learned useful information for 10 minutes.El profe tomó 40 minutos en ir al grano y solo aprendimos información útil por 10 minutos.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. ve al grano
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
First, I need to expound on the background of the issue. - Get to the point. We don't have time.Primero, necesito explicar el trasfondo del asunto. - Ve al grano. No tenemos tiempo.
b. vaya al grano
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Stop beating around the bush and get to the point.Deje de andar con rodeos y vaya al grano.
3. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. vayan al grano (plural)
That was an interesting tangent, but get to the point.Esa fue una tangente interesante, pero vayan al grano.
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