Prepositional Contractions (a, por, para)

Contrações Preposicionais (a, por, para)

Introduction

Introdução

Prepositional contractions are when certain prepositions combine with other words usually for the purposes of maintaining a flowing sound to the language.

In this lesson you will learn how the words a (to; at), por (for; by), and para (to; for) combine with the definite articles o, a, os and as (the).

While the contractions with a and por can be used in formal writing, the contractions with para are considered informal and typically frowned up in formal use.

Vocabulary

Vocabulário

Play pela
by the feminine singular
Play pelos
for them masculine by the masculine plural
Play pelas
for them feminine by the feminine plural
Play prò
for the masculine singular to the

Phrases

Frases

Play A decisão foi tomada pelos diretores.
The decision was made by the directors.

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