Thread: De -vs - Para
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Old August 04, 2008, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Elaina View Post
Hay una frase......

Yo no tengo la habilidad de manejar camiones grandes pero tengo la habilidad para manejar mi automovil.

Primero...está correcta la frase?

Segundo... que determina el uso de de y para.

Is their use interchangeable? Is there a rule as to when to use one and not the other?

I appreciate your assistance.
I'm sorry,Elaina, but I feel totally powerless. I guess your sentence is correct, but I cannot tell you for sure because I would say it in a completely different way. Something along the lines of:
No sé conducir camiones grandes, pero sé conducir mi coche.
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."
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