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transitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to not hold onto)
a. no guardar
I didn't keep my receipt, so I don't think I'll be able to return the TV.No guardé el recibo, así que no creo que me dejen devolver el televisor.
b. no quedarse con
I decided not to keep the dress. It looked nice, but the fabric irritated my skin.Decidí no quedarme con el vestido. Era lindo, pero la tela me irritaba la piel.
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.).
2. (to not stay edible)
a. echarse a perder
We're going to be gone for a week. We'd better put the meat in the freezer or it won't keep.Vamos a estar fuera por una semana. Es mejor que pongamos la carne en el congelador o no se va a echar a perder.
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