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Carlos Alejo is right, but I wanted to add a few grammatical explanations. The verb terminar can be intransitive ("to finish"), or transitive ("to finish off sth", "to terminate sth"). The verb terminarse has the same meanings, plus the sense of "to run out". That means the two sentences below are equivalent: El partido está a punto de terminar = El ...


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Es un error común confundir los pronombres de objeto directo e indirecto, sobre todo en oraciones que no siguen un orden canónico. La oración canónica Les pasó su número. ...no presenta ningún problema a un nativo. Es una oración sencilla, donde les se refiere a a ustedes, el complemento indirecto, y el complemento directo su número aparece sin ...


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Some of the examples you give seem just like particular cases of a wider case: the pronominal verbs. You can read about them in the Gramática Española, from this page onwards. As you already know, some verbs append the "se" suffix: these are the pronominal verbs, but this does not mean that the verb takes part in a reflexive sentence. If you want to know if ...


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To make a reflex passive sentence you have to take the direct object, turn it into the subject, add a "se" and conjugate the verb in an active voice so it agrees with the subject. In the following sentence: La gente usa verbos en varias circunstancias. ...the direct object is "verbos", so that will be your subject. Since "verbos" is plural, "usar" must ...


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First of all, the formerly named reflexive verbs are denominated now as pronominal verbs. About pronominal verbs, you can read this answer of mine. You are interested in the role played by the word se: El pronombre reflexivo indica que la acción expresada por el verbo pasa, como complemento, al mismo sujeto que la realiza. Es decir, es una palabra ...



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