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Prepositions  join words together and show the relationship between the different parts of a  sentence. These little words can cause you big problems because they do not necessarily translate  well between English and Spanish. You cannot simply replace the Spanish preposition with an  English equivalent.  Since prepositions are used differently in Spanish than they are in English, it is important to know  when to use each Spanish preposition. They're called  simple prepositions  because they are only  one word.  However, the most commonly used simple prepositions are  a, en, de, con, para,  and  por . After  reading the explanation of these prepositions in the following sections, you will realize that there is 
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Unformatted text preview: nothing “simple” about them. It is impossible to ascertain a simple English translation for any of the following simple prepositions because you have to understand the situations in which you use each one. The preposition a has several uses. It's used to indicate motion toward a place or thing, and as “the personal a ” to introduce the clarification of indirect and direct objects. It's used between two verbs idiomatically. It's also used to indicate how something is done and when in time something occurred or will occur. Finally, it's used when a contraction must occur....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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