por and para – exercises

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Exercises

Complete the following sentences with por or para.

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

Use por or para to complete the following sentences.

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

Complete the sentences with por and para.

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