por and para – exercises

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Exercises

Complete the following sentences with por or para.

  1. —¿ qué te levantas tan temprano?Asking why, asking for a reason or motive → porWhy do you get up so early?
    —Me duele el estomago, no puedo dormir más.
  2. Este regalo es ti.Recipient → paraThis present is for you.
  3. mis amigos, hago cualquier cosa.Motive and reason for actions, expressing the idea of because of my friendsporI would do anything for my friends.
  4. He venido a esta ciudad estudiar medicina.Purpose → paraI came to this city to study medicine.
  5. Vivo en el extranjero motivos laborales.Reason, expressing the idea of because ofporI live abroad because of work.

Use por or para to complete the following sentences.

  1. El equipo de nadadoras entrena seis veces semana.Regularity → porThe swimming team trains six times a week.
  2. Quieren ponerse en forma ganar el campeonato.Purpose → paraThey want to get in shape to win the championship.
  3. Las atletas salen a correr el parque.Approximate location → porThe athletes go running near the park.
  4. Se reúnen las tardes hablar sobre su progreso.1. time of day → por|2. purpose → paraThey meet in the afternoons to talk about their progress.
  5. ellas, la superación personal es muy importante.General opinion → paraFor them, personal improvement is very important.

Complete the sentences with por and para.

  1. Hemos quedado esta tarde ir al cine.Purpose → paraWe’re meeting this evening to go to the cinema.
  2. mí, podemos irnos a dormir ya.Stance in relation to a specific situation → porIf it were up to me we would go to bed now.
  3. Alquilo mi piso trescientos euros al mes. Exchange → porI rent my flat for three hundred euros a month.
  4. El profesor quiere los trabajos terminados la semana que viene.Deadline, time period → paraThe teacher wants the finished assignments by next week.
  5. las tardes, tomo el té con unas amigas.Time of day → porIn the afternoons I have a cup of tea with some friends.
  6. El paquete de correos es la vecina.Recipient → paraThe parcel is for the neighbour.
  7. Enviaré la reclamación fax.Manner → porI will send the complaint by fax.
  8. mí, lo importante es disfrutar.Opinion → paraFor me the most important thing is enjoyment.
  9. Ese bar está la zona de Moncloa.Approximate location → porThat bar is around Moncloa.
  10. El avión Atenas ha sido cancelado.Destination → paraThe plane to Athens has been cancelled.