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Drawings as mnemonic devices

A visual representation of por and para is one way to distinguish between each preposition. Julie draws a fake country with a bunch of arrows through it and another with one arrow. Por is the country with several arrows and para is the country with only one arrow.

“When we are talking about por, we have all of these different arrows … that indicate traveling around to different places and seeing things."

“For para I have one arrow indicating destination and so para is a destination that is very specific.”

In order to remember an additional use of por, Julie draws another country with money on one end and a purse on the other end. “When I am talking about exchange of money, … an exchange indicates por.  …  It’s not a specific destination of the money.”




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