Kwiziq community member
27 December 2017
Por or Para with quien?
Slightly confused here. The text suggests "para" but the answer says "por"
This question relates to:Spanish lesson "Asking questions about people with preposition + quién"
Kwiziq language super star
28 December 2017
8 June 2018
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.
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