Spanish Prepositions – Por vs Para

Do you know when to use POR vs PARA?

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Spanish Grammar Audio Quiz

Today’s podcast is a quiz on the Spanish prepositions POR y PARA. It kicks off a series of audio lessons that will cover these two prepositions at

Audio Quiz

1. Me voy ______ Madrid en Julio. (para) I’m leaving for Madrid in July.
2. Este libro es ______ mi hijo. Hoy es su cumpleaños. (para) This book is for my son. It’s his birthday today.
3. Quiero viajar ______ avión, en lugar de barco. (por) I want to travel by plane, rather than boat.
4. Tengo mucho cariño ______ mis hijos. (por) I am very fond of my children.
5. Estudio mucho ______ sacar buenas notas. (para) I study a lot to get good grades.
6. No lo hice _______ falta de respeto. (por) I didn’t do it out of lack of respect.
7. Gracias _______ el regalo. (por) Thank you for the gift.
8. Ella faltó a clase _____ tener demasiado trabajo. (por) She skipped class because she had too much work.
9. Cuando vaya a mi trabajo, voy a pasar ______ la casa de María. (por) When I go to work, I am going to stop by María’s house.
10. Voy a trabajar ______ Mario, porque hoy está enfermo. (por) I am going to work for Mario, because he is sick today.
11. Este podcast es ______ practicar español. (para) This podcast is for practicing Spanish.
12. El maestro nos dijo que tenemos que terminar nuestros proyectos _______ el viernes. (para) The teacher told us that we have to complete our projects by Friday.
13. Él habla español muy bien ______ ser de los estados unidos. (para) He speaks Spanish very well for being from the United States.
14. Él me llama dos o tres veces ____ día. (por) He calls me 2 or 3 times per/a day.

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