We often say that somebody performs an action.
When we refer to that somebody by name,
we have what we call pattern 2A:
|Pattern 2A||Personal name||AY actor-focus verb|
|Amado||bought a house in Laguna.|
|Si Amado||ay 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 name||Kiko is moving.|
|2B Personal pronoun||We are not moving.|
|2C Non-personal name||Mother is moving.|
|2D Non-personal pronoun||It is moving.|