Spanish - Por vs. Para

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kerapingree
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Spanish - Por vs. Para
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2013-03-14 21:47:45
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Some descriptions of instances when por/para would be used in Spanish
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  1. When indicating the purpose of an action
    Para
  2. When indicating the effect that something / someone has on something / someone else
    Para
  3. When indicating a person or entity that is receiving something
    Para
  4. When it projects to a future date or event
    Para
  5. When indicating what something is used for
    Para
  6. When indicating job employment
    Para
  7. When indicating a comparison of a person or thing with another in its class
    Para
  8. When indicating movement towards something, as in terms of direction
    Para
  9. When indicating the idea of being "in exchange for"
    Por
  10. When moving through something
    Por
  11. When expressing a duration of time
    Por
  12. When expressing time : ___ la mañana, ___ la tarde, etc
    Por
  13. When expressing movement, or "by means of"
    Por
  14. When pointing out a reason, i.e. because of
    Por
  15. When introducing an agent of the passive voice: "by" someone
    Por
  16. When expressing the English equivalent of "per", as in "per minute"
    Por
  17. When expressing the equivalent of for when following these verbs:
    enviar (to send)
    ir (to go)
    preguntar (to ask)
    venir (to come)
    regresar (to come back)
    volver (to come back)
    Por
  18. When indicating "to be about something" or "to be in favor of something" with estar + ___ + infinitive.

    Ex: Estamos ___ terminar.
    Ex: Ellos están ___ un aumento de sueldo.
    Por

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