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Lesson 31: 1C: Describe somebody or something (a non-personal name)


We move on to our second Filipino sentence pattern.
We often describe somebody when we speak.
When that somebody is a noun,
but not the name of a person (non-personal name),
we have what we call pattern 1C:

Pattern 1CNon-personal nameAY adjective
My brotheris not yet ready.
Ang aking kapatiday hindi pa handa.


In the pattern definition above:
"Non-personal name" can be replaced by "one or more non-personal names."
"Adjective" can be replaced by "one or more adjectives."

Compare the different patterns:
1A Personal nameKiko is not yet ready.
1B Personal pronounThey are not yet ready.
1C Non-personal nameMy mom is not yet ready.
1D Non-personal pronounIt is ready.

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