Para vs. Por

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To express gratitude or apology
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to show the reason for an errand (with ir, venir, pasar, mandar, volver, and preguntar)Porwhen followed by an infinitive, to express an action that remains to be completed, use por + infinitivePorto express cause or reasonPor"Estar por" means to be in the mood, or inclined to do somethingPorin passive constructionsPorto indicate destinationParato show the use or purpose of a thingParato mean "in order to" or "for the purpose of"Parato indicate a recipientParato express a deadline or specific timeParato express a contrast from what is expectedPara"estar para" to express an action that will soon be completedParato express employmentParaexpress opinionPara