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Differences between por and para and how they are used. Includes common expressions that ALWAYS use por. - Page 171 of textbook.

Para is used to indicate:

1. Destination
2. Purpose
3. Deadline
4. Comparison

Por is used to express:

1. Length of time
2. For, in exchange for to express sales or gratitude
3. Means of transportation or communication
4. Cause or reason
5. through, along, by

por aquí/ allí

around here/ there

por desgracia


por ejemplo

for example

por eso

therefore, for that reason

por favor


por fin


¿por qué?


por supuesto

of course

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