Ok to omit “para”?

ShirleyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ok to omit “para”?

Fernando se les arreglópara fabricar el mueble que quería. Fernando managed to make the cupboard that he wanted.Hola, would it be grammatically correct to omit “para” in this sentence? Muchas gracias, Shirley. 
Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Shirley

Not really, "para" is part of the whole structure/expression. It's "arreglárselas para hacer algo". The only time when you can drop it is when you use the verb itself for this general expression "¿Cómo te las arreglas?" or "¿Cómo te las estás arreglando?" meaning "How are you getting on [with things in general]? - so here you don't need to add more context.

Saludos

Inma

Ok to omit “para”?

Fernando se les arreglópara fabricar el mueble que quería. Fernando managed to make the cupboard that he wanted.Hola, would it be grammatically correct to omit “para” in this sentence? Muchas gracias, Shirley. 

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