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April 17, 2007

Prepositions and Verb Infinitives in Spanish

In English we use the present participle after a preposition, such as: before leaving, after drinking, without thinking. However, this is not the case in Spanish -- only the verb infinitive may follow a preposition. See the following examples:

antes de salir before leaving
después de llegar since arriving
para trabajar for working (in order to work)
sin hablar without speaking
al entrar on entering

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