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Por vs Para == need help

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para == for the purpose of..... in order to.....

por == in favor of... in behalf of..... cause or reason

Now, please help me understand the difference in between 'purpose' and 'cause'

  1. Muchas mujeres tienen que luchar ==== sus derechos === obtener la igualdad.

  2. Se preparan ==== el futuro y no van a desanimarse ==== ningún motivo.

  3. Necesitamos prepararnos === esa presentación.

  4. Han sufrido desastres == los huracanes.

  5. No tuve problemas == entrar.

I am having trouble understanding the useage of para/por in these sentences related to cause vs purpose. You can give me a link if you wish since this is a frequent question.

http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/newgr/porpara.htm

thanks.

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updated AGO 6, 2009
posted by cdowis

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I cannot explain the myriad of differences between por/para but the link below may give you more information on the uses of each. You can also go to our dictionary and type in both, por and para. The results will explain the reasons for both uses which go far beyond simple cause or reason.

Por versus Para

updated AGO 6, 2009
edited by Eddy
posted by Eddy
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I apologize for the confusion. I already took the test, and I'm not asking for the answers. My question is basically the difference between purpose and cause, and gave these sentences as examples of where I get confused.

I can post the correct answers if it would be helpful, but I am trying to learn a fundamental difference between the two.

No tuve problemas para entrar (purpose')

Muchas mujeres tienen que luchar por sus derechos para obtener la igualdad. (in behalf of') (purpose')

Se preparan para el futuro y no van a desanimarse por ningún motivo. (purpose) (cause...reason)

Necesitamos prepararnos para esa presentación (purpose)

han sufrido desastres por los huracanes. (reason)

In retrospect, 20/20 hindsight, I can guess at cause vs purpose, but can anyone give a better idea of the difference. Some of these sentences seem to work with either one.

I have a feeling that in some cases it is just a feel of what works, rather than trying to work it out mentally.

updated AGO 5, 2009
posted by cdowis
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para == for the purpose of..... in order to.....

por == in favor of... in behalf of..... cause or reason

Now, please help me understand the difference in between 'purpose' and 'cause'

  1. Muchas mujeres tienen que luchar ==== sus derechos === obtener la igualdad.

  2. Se preparan ==== el futuro y no van a desanimarse ==== ningún motivo.

  3. Necesitamos prepararnos === esa presentación.

  4. Han sufrido desastres == los huracanes.

  5. No tuve problemas == entrar.

I am having trouble understanding the useage of para/por in these sentences related to cause vs purpose. You can give me a link if you wish since this is a frequent question.

http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/newgr/porpara.htm

thanks.

Why don't you have a go at the choices and post your answers. Someone will then check your results.

updated AGO 5, 2009
posted by Eddy
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