137 - Eat vegetables for health / to be healthy. In some...

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Purpose Para  is used with an infinitive to express the purpose of doing something. Sometimes in English,  purpose is stated using the preposition “for.” The phrase “in order to” is sometimes used in front of an  infinitive to indicate purpose, but in English it is not necessary to use anything at all in such  expressions. In Spanish, the preposition  para  is required even if the English equivalent is understood  rather than stated. The following examples show the use of  para  when the speaker is stating a  purpose:  Trabajamos para ganar dinero.   We work to earn money. Viajo para entender otras culturas.   I travel in order to understand other cultures. Coma las legumbres para la salud.
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Unformatted text preview: Eat vegetables for health / to be healthy. In some cases the English sentence will use the preposition for followed by a gerund. Remember that a verb that immediately follows a preposition will always be in its infinitive form in Spanish. Esta agua es para beber. This water is for drinking. Recipient The intended recipient of an object is indicated with the preposition para . Yo traje la comida para mi abuela. I brought the meal for my grandmother. An exception to this rule is when you want to express the recipient of an emotion, which is done with por . Siento mucho amor por mi abuela. I feel much love for my grandmother....
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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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