Ellos harán lo imposible por el partido. Could you please explain why this is not para el partido.

RalphC1Kwiziq community member

Ellos harán lo imposible por el partido. Could you please explain why this is not para el partido.

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Ralph

This "por" here means "because of" (the cause). The sentence with "para" which would also be correct but would have a slightly different meaning, that the party would benefit from their "effort". If I give you other examples you will see it a bit more clearly:

"Lo hago por ella, no por ti." (I am doing it for her, not for you.)--> here, she is the cause of you doing something (because you care for her)

"Che Guevara luchó mucho por la revolución cubana" (Che Guevara fought a lot for Cuban revolution)--> we see Cuban revolution here as the cause of Che's fighting.)

There is a very thin line here with the use of por and para, but using por adds this specific nuance.

I hope this helps.

Saludos

Inma

Ellos harán lo imposible por el partido. Could you please explain why this is not para el partido.

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