Prepositions 'por' And 'para'

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Prepositions por And para - Quiz

By completing this quiz you will learn most uses of "por" and "para" in context which can be applied to any other every day situations.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Los domingos _____ la tarde, vamos a caminar _____la montaña.

    Explanation
    On Sundays, we go for a walk through the mountains in the afternoon. The preposition "por" is used twice in this sentence to indicate the means or method of the action. The first "por" indicates the time period of "on Sundays," and the second "por" indicates the direction or location of "through the mountains."

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  • 2. 

    Este jarabe es_______ la tos

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "para" because it is a preposition that indicates the purpose or use of the syrup, which is to treat or alleviate coughing.

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  • 3. 

    Este reloj es ______mi padre ______ su cumpleaños.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "para, para" because the phrase "para su cumpleaños" means "for his birthday" in English. In this sentence, the word "para" is used twice to indicate the purpose or destination of the clock, which is to give it to the speaker's father as a gift for his birthday.

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  • 4. 

    Los melones están muy baratos, solo a £1 ______kilo.

    Explanation
    The word "por" in this sentence is used to indicate the price per kilo of the melons. It is commonly used to express the rate or cost of something. In this case, it is stating that the melons are priced at £1 per kilo.

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  • 5. 

    La reunión es _______ los empleados nuevos.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "para" because it indicates the purpose or goal of the meeting, which is to meet with the new employees.

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  • 6. 

    Llamo _____la habitación ______estudiantes.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "por, para" because in this sentence, the verb "llamo" indicates that the speaker is making a phone call. In this context, "por" is used to indicate the reason or purpose of the call, while "para" is used to indicate that the call is directed towards the students, who are the recipients of the call.

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  • 7. 

    ¿__________qué es ese botón? Es ____________la calefacción.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "para, para" because the first blank is asking "what is that button for?" and the second blank is completing the sentence by saying "it is for the heating." So the correct answer is "para, para" which means "for, for" in English.

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  • 8. 

    Trabajé en Londres ______________ diez años.

    Explanation
    The word "por" is used in this sentence to indicate the duration of time. It is commonly used to express how long an action or situation lasted. In this case, it is indicating that the person worked in London for a period of ten years.

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  • 9. 

    Quiero aprender español __________viajar __________Sudamerica

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "para, por" because in this sentence, the word "para" indicates the purpose or goal of wanting to learn Spanish, which is to travel to South America. The word "por" is used to express the reason or motivation behind wanting to learn Spanish, which is to travel.

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  • 10. 

    ¿A qué hora sale el avión __________Lima?

    Explanation
    The correct answer "para" is used to indicate the destination or purpose of an action. In this case, it is used to indicate the destination of the airplane, which is Lima.

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  • 11. 

    Ayer pasé _______tu casa _______saludarte pero no había nadie.

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the correct answer is "por, para". The word "por" is used to indicate the reason or motive behind an action, in this case, the reason for going to the person's house. The word "para" is used to indicate the purpose or destination of an action, in this case, the purpose of going to the person's house. Therefore, both "por" and "para" are necessary to convey the meaning that the person went to the house with the intention of greeting the person, but there was nobody there.

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  • 12. 

    El autobus de las cuatro pasa__________mi casa.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "por" because it indicates the direction or route that the bus passes by the speaker's house.

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  • 13. 

    El ajedrez es muy bueno ____________agilizar la mente.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "para" because it is used to indicate purpose or intention. In this sentence, it is showing the purpose of playing chess, which is to improve or sharpen the mind.

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  • 14. 

    ¿__________quien es el regalo? Es _________mi prima.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "para, para" because in the question it is asking "who is the gift for?" and the answer is "for, for" indicating that the gift is for the speaker's cousin.

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  • 15. 

    Hoy ______la mañana fuí de compras _________ el centro y encontré este libro ________ti.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "por, por, para" because in the sentence "Hoy ______la mañana fuí de compras _______ el centro y encontré este libro _______ ti", the preposition "por" is used twice to indicate the reason or motive for going shopping and for finding the book. The preposition "para" is used to indicate the recipient or purpose of finding the book, which is "ti" (you).

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  • 16. 

    ¿Cuanto cuesta la entrada? Son $15 ______persona?

    Explanation
    The word "por" in this context is used to indicate the price per person. It is commonly used in Spanish when talking about prices or rates. In this case, the question is asking how much the entrance fee is and if it is $15 per person.

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