make an effort

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make an effort(
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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 strive)
a. hacer un esfuerzo
Having a happy life isn't easy. You need to make an effort.Tener una vida feliz no es fácil. Tienes que hacer un esfuerzo.
b. esforzarse
I know that if you make an effort to make new friends, you will be happier.Sé que si te esfuerzas por hacer nuevos amigos, serás más feliz.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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2. (imperative)
a. haz un esfuerzo
I can't lift this weight. - Of course you can! Make an effort!No puedo levantar este peso. ¡Claro que puedes! ¡Haz un esfuerzo!
b. esfuérzate
Make an effort to change. You owe it to your family.Esfuérzate por cambiar. Te lo debes a tu familia.
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