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Lesson 80: Pattern 2A: Personal name AY actor-focus verb


We often say that somebody performs an action.
When we refer to that somebody by name,
we have what we call pattern 2A:

Pattern 2APersonal nameAY actor-focus verb
Amadobought a house in Laguna.
Si Amadoay bumili ng bahay sa Laguna.




[sentence [subject [personal-name Si Amado]] [predicate [predicate-marker ay] [verb-actor-focus bumilí] [ng-theme ng bahay] [sa-place sa Laguna]]]

In the pattern definition above:
"Personal name" can be replaced by "one or more personal names."
"actor-focus verb" can be replaced by a "one or more actor-focus verbs."











Compare the different patterns:
2A Personal nameKiko is moving.
2B Personal pronounWe are not moving.
2C Non-personal nameMother is moving.
2D Non-personal pronounIt is moving.

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