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A contraction is a shortened form of a word or group of words made by omitting a sound or letter (e.g. don't).
1. (used to indicate direction)
a. to the
Vamos al centro comercial después de clases.We're going to the shopping mall after class.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2. (used with an infinitive)
a. when
Al decirle que tenía que ponerse a trabajar, Josué se enfadó mucho con su hermana.When she told him he needed to get to work, Josue got really mad at his sister.
b. as
Al no poder encontrar trabajo, Mark decidió de emigrar.As he couldn't find a job, Mark decided to emigrate.
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