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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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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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