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In this grammar exercise, you are going to learn the difference between porque and por qué in Spanish. In fact, there are four different but very similar words in Spanish: por qué, porque, porqué, and por que. Does that seem frightening? With this grammar exercise, you will soon see that it is not as tricky as it seems.
The exercise is quite simple: 25 sentences are shown, each of them having a missing word. You have to choose the correct form to fill in the blank (whether it is por qué, porque, porqué or por que). The answers are given below. However, if you want to understand what is the difference between porque and por qué in Spanish, have a look at the following explanation:
The two most important particles, and the ones that you will use most, are por qué and porque. They are the equivalents to the English why and because, that is, they are the particles used in Spanish to make and answer questions about reasons. The rule of thumb is the following:
As you can see, the matter is quite simple, and the difference between porque and por qué is quite straightforward. However, there are other two particles that are used fewer times but need to be known in order to master the Spanish language. They are porqué and por que.
These two particles are related with the aforementioned ones, but they are not directly used in asking questions and giving reasons. Their use is as follows:
Did you understand the differences between porque and por qué in Spanish? Then, put that knowledge into practice with the downloadable grammar exercise. If you have any question regarding this, please do not hesitate to use the comments box, we will be happy to help from our Madrid Spanish school.