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Old September 06, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Cromptu View Post
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4) Pues, preparo pollo y pescado por tú.
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4)Pues, preparo pollo y pescado para ti.
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Originally Posted by Cromptu View Post
Thanks BenCondor and Esppiral!
Esppiral, in the 4th sentence, why would it be "perpara" and not "preparo" ?
Also, why is it "para ti" and not "por tú" ?
Thankyou
I don't know why Espiral changed 'preparo' to 'prepara': You wrote "I prepare/fix/cook...", and he changed it to "he/she prepares/fixes/cooks...". Both choices are fine.

"Por tú" is wrong: one must say "por ti".
Similarly, "por yo" is wrong: one must say "por mí'.

Yo and are subject pronouns. and ti are prepositional object pronouns. Most prepositions, including por and para, require using prepositional object pronouns.

As for the choice of por or para:

preparo pollo y pescado por ti = I prepare chicken and fish for you (in your place, because of you)

preparo pollo y pescado para ti = I prepare chicken and fish for you (to eat, as a present or gift).
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