Por or Para with quien?

William C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Por or Para with quien?

Slightly confused here. The text suggests "para" but the answer says "por"
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member
Hola William Are you referring to this specific question from the test? ¿___ arriesgarías tu vida? (Who would you risk your life for?) Correct answer: "¿Por quién.....? Inma
William C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Yes, I was referring to this specific question. Can you give advice on when to use "Para" and when to use "por" with "quien"? Thanks in anticipation.
AlanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Sorry this reply is six months late, but I hope it still helps!

From what I've seen and read, "para quién" seems to be used when some material object is to be given to someone. E.g. ¿Para quién has comprado esas flores?  Or ¿Para quién es el café con leche? 

Whereas if this is not the case, and "for" really means "for the sake of" or "on behalf of", then "por quién" is used. E.g. ¿Por quién harías una locura? Or "¿Por quién arriesgarías tu vida?

Hope this is not misleading.

Por or Para with quien?

Slightly confused here. The text suggests "para" but the answer says "por"

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