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para el/la que

Punya G.A1Kwiziq community member

para el/la que

What is the difference between para la que and para el que.


Can someone please explain when we cannot use either of the two.


Gracias!

Asked 1 week ago
SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Punya

"Para la que" and "para el que" are relative pronouns in Spanish that mean 'for which' or 'for whom'. The choice between "la" and "el" depends on the gender of the noun they refer to. "Para la que" is used for feminine nouns. For example, in the sentence "La asignatura para la que estudiamos es importante" (The subject for which we study is important), "la" is used because "asignatura" (subject) is feminine.

On the other hand, "para el que" is used for masculine nouns. For instance, in "El libro para el que escribí la reseña es nuevo" (The book for which I wrote the review is new), "el" is used because "libro" (book) is masculine.

When referring to plural nouns, we use "para las que" (feminine plural) or "para los que" (masculine plural). For example, "Las personas para las que trabajo son amables" (The people for whom I work are kind) and "Los proyectos para los que colaboramos son innovadores" (The projects for which we collaborate are innovative).

Additionally, when the noun is neutral or abstract, we use "para lo que". An example is "Esto es para lo que hemos trabajado tanto" (This is what we have worked so hard for). Furthermore, when indicating purpose with a verb, we use "para que" followed by a verb in the subjunctive mood. For instance, "Estudiamos mucho para que podamos aprobar el examen" (We study a lot so that we can pass the exam).

I hope this helps clarify the usage of "para la que" and "para el que"! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

Saludos

Silvia

para el/la que

What is the difference between para la que and para el que.


Can someone please explain when we cannot use either of the two.


Gracias!

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