# Por and Para Practice

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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,"
(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
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
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
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
nowhere
38. por otra parte
on the other hand
39. palabra por palabra
word for word
40. por primera vez
for the first time
separately
42. por supuesto
of course
43. por suerte
fortunately
44. por todas partes
everywhere
on all sides
46. por último
finally
47. Rule: to indicate destination

Model: El hombre salió ___ 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.
para
51. Rule: to express a deadline or specific time

Model: Necesito el vestido ___ el lunes.(I need the dress by Monday.)
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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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