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Lesson 35: 1D: Describe something (a non-personal pronoun)


We move on to our fourth Filipino sentence pattern.
We often describe something when we speak.
When we refer to that something by a pronoun (non-personal pronoun),
we have what we call pattern 1D:

Pattern 1DNon-personal pronounAY adjective
Itis not yet ready.
Itoay hindi pa handa.



[sentence [subject [nonpersonal-pronoun Itó]] [predicate [predicate-marker ay] [adjective hindī pa handā]]]

In the pattern definition above:
"Non-personal pronoun" can be replaced by "one or more non-personal pronouns."

"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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