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  1. Rule: to express gratitude or apology

    Model: Gracias ___ la ayuda.
    (Thanks for the help.)
    por
  2. Rule: for multiplication and division

    Model: Dos ___ dos son cuatro.(Two times two equals four.)
    por
  3. Rule: for velocity, frequency and proportion

    Model: Voy al restaurante cinco veces ___ semana.
    (I go to the restaurant five times per week.)
    por
  4. Rule: meaning "through," "along," "by" or "in the area of"

    Model: Andamos ___ el parque.
    (We walk through the park.)
    por
  5. Rule: when talking about exchange, including sales

    Model: Él me dio diez dólares ___ el libro.
    (He gave me ten dollars for the book.)
    por
  6. Rule: to mean "on behalf of," or "in favor of,"
    Model: No voté ___ nadie.
    (I didn't vote for anyone.)
    por
  7. Rule: to express a length of time

    Model: Yo estudié ___ dos horas.
    (I studied for two hours.)
    por
  8. Rule: to express an undetermined, or general time, meaning "during"

    Model: Se puede ver las estrellas ___ la noche.
    (One can see the stars during the night.)
    por
  9. Rule: for means of communication or transportation

    Model: Prefiero viajar por tren y hablar ___ teléfono.
    (I prefer to travel by train and speak by phone.)
    por
  10. Rule: in cases of mistaken identity, or meaning "to be seen as"

    Model: Me tienen ___ loco.
    (They take me for crazy.)
    por
  11. Rule: to show the reason for an errand (with ir, venir, pasar, mandar, volver, and preguntar)

    Model: Paso ___ ti a las ocho.
    (I'll come by for you at eight o'clock.)
    por
  12. Rule: when followed by an infinitive, to express an action that remains to be completed, use por + infinitive

    Model: La cena está ___ cocinar.
    (Dinner has yet to be cooked.)
    por
  13. Rule: to express cause or reason

    Model: El hombre murió ___ falta de agua.
    (The man died for lack of water.)
    por
  14. Rule: "estar por" means to be in the mood, or inclined to do something

    Model: Estoy ___ tomar café.
    (I'm in the mood for drinking coffee.)
    por
  15. Rule: in passive constructions

    Model: El libro fue escrito ___ Octavio Paz.
    (The book was written by Octavio Paz.)
    por
  16. por adelantado
    in advance
  17. por ahora
    for now
  18. por allí
    around there; that way
  19. por amor de Dios
    for the love of God
  20. por aquí
    around here; this way
  21. por casualidad
    by chance
  22. por ciento
    percent
  23. por cierto
    certainly
  24. por completo
    completely
  25. por dentro
    inside
  26. por desgracia
    unfortunately
  27. por ejemplo
    for example
  28. por eso
    therefore
  29. por favor
    please
  30. por fin
    finally
  31. por lo general
    generally
  32. por lo visto
    apparently
  33. por medio de
    by means of
  34. por lo menos
    at least
  35. por lo tanto
    consequently
  36. por mi parte
    as for me
  37. por ningún lado
    nowhere
  38. por otra parte
    on the other hand
  39. palabra por palabra
    word for word
  40. por primera vez
    for the first time
  41. por separado
    separately
  42. por supuesto
    of course
  43. por suerte
    fortunately
  44. por todas partes
    everywhere
  45. por todos lados
    on all sides
  46. por último
    finally
  47. Rule: to indicate destination

    Model: El hombre salió ___ Madrid.
    (The man left for Madrid.)
    para
  48. Rule: to show the use or purpose of a thing

    Model: El vaso es ___ agua.
    (The glass is for water.)
    para
  49. Rule: to mean "in order to" or "for the purpose of"

    Model: ___ hacer una paella, primero dore las carnes.
    (To make a paella, first sauté the meats.)
    Para
  50. Rule: to indicate a recipient

    Model: Este regalo es ___ ti.
    (This gift is for you.)
    para
  51. Rule: to express a deadline or specific time

    Model: Necesito el vestido ___ el lunes.(I need the dress by Monday.)
    para
  52. Rule: to express a contrast from what is expected

    Model: ___ un niño lee muy bien.
    (For a child, he reads very well.)
    Para
  53. Rule: "estar para" to express an action that will soon be completed

    Model: El tren está ___ salir.
    (The train is about to leave.)
    para

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