Prepositions following Verbs

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Can anyone point me to a good Spanish lesson on prepositions that follow verbs (on this site or elsewhere)? (I think I have a fairly good grasp of the por / para distinction, but when to use other prepositions like a or de is always confusing me.)

Thanks!

¿Pueda alguién dirigirme a una lección buena sobre la usa en español de preposiciónes después de un verbo'

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updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by Natasha

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lazarus1907 said:

Natasha said:

Yes, exactly, that's why I have so much trouble with these. I'll work on motley's list for the time being. Thanks to all!

Funny enough, I was recently reading a technical article about this prepositional connections.The preposition relationship lists I have is probably way too exhaustive (and hence, potentially confusing), and I wasn't sure whether you were interested in that much detail, or something else. That's why I asked.The verbs dictionary I'm writing explains in details all these prepositional uses, but the bottom line is: you have to memorize most of them (like in English). Of course, there are other prepositional uses that are intuitive as well, but these are treated differently in my dictionary.Anyway, if you have any specific question about any of them, don't hesitate to ask. Everyone here will do their best to try to answer your question.

I've been making up sentences to go with some of the words on that site. Needless to say, it's taking me a while. I'll post them for corrections when I get a little farther. Thanks!

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Natasha said:

Yes, exactly, that's why I have so much trouble with these. I'll work on motley's list for the time being. Thanks to all!

Funny enough, I was recently reading a technical article about this prepositional connections.

The preposition relationship lists I have is probably way too exhaustive (and hence, potentially confusing), and I wasn't sure whether you were interested in that much detail, or something else. That's why I asked.

The verbs dictionary I'm writing explains in details all these prepositional uses, but the bottom line is: you have to memorize most of them (like in English). Of course, there are other prepositional uses that are intuitive as well, but these are treated differently in my dictionary.

Anyway, if you have any specific question about any of them, don't hesitate to ask. Everyone here will do their best to try to answer your question.

updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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lazarus1907 said:

Sometimes the use of "por" / "para" follows the logic of those two prepositions, and no extra background is needed.However, many verbs, adjectives and nouns are often followed by a preposition that doesn't seem to make sense and it has to be memorized (this applies both in Spanish and English). In Spanish we say "Soñar con", but in English you wouldn't normally say "dream with". I have lists like this, but they are almost comprehensive.Another thing is that "collocations" only work if you use certain combinations, some of which are logical, but others aren't. The rest have to be memorized. How much detail do you want?

Yes, exactly, that's why I have so much trouble with these. I'll work on motley's list for the time being. Thanks to all!

updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by Natasha
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updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Nice, Motley, thank you!

updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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updated AGO 18, 2008
posted by motley
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Sometimes the use of "por" / "para" follows the logic of those two prepositions, and no extra background is needed.

However, many verbs, adjectives and nouns are often followed by a preposition that doesn't seem to make sense and it has to be memorized (this applies both in Spanish and English). In Spanish we say "Soñar con", but in English you wouldn't normally say "dream with". I have lists like this, but they are almost comprehensive.

Another thing is that "collocations" only work if you use certain combinations, some of which are logical, but others aren't. The rest have to be memorized. How much detail do you want'

updated AGO 18, 2008
posted by lazarus1907