AP Spanish : Prepositions in Spanish

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Prepositions In Spanish

 

 

 

“Cuando yo fui de compras ayer, yo busqué __________ una corbata verde.”

 

Possible Answers:

None of the abov

Para

Por or Para

Por

Correct answer:

None of the abov

Explanation:

The verb buscar means “to look for;” therefore, there is no need to add in a Spanish equivalent for the word “for” in this sentence. 

 

 

 

Example Question #2 : Prepositions In Spanish

What is incorrect in this sentence?

Tu no tienes dinero suficiente por comprar esto. 

Possible Answers:

The first verb is in the incorrect person.

The preposition structure is incorrect.

The sentence is correct as written.

Both the verb person and preposition are incorrect.

Correct answer:

The preposition structure is incorrect.

Explanation:

The preposition "por" is used improperly in this sentence. The preposition "para" should be used to express the concept "necessary for/in order to."

English translation: "You do not have enough money to buy that."

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