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Lesson 81: Pattern 2B: Personal pronoun AY actor-focus verb


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

Pattern 2BPersonal pronounAY actor-focus verb
Hebought a house in California.
Siya ay bumili ng bahay sa California.




[sentence [subject [personal-pronoun Siyá]] [predicate [predicate-marker ay] [verb-actor-focus bumilí] [ng-theme ng bahay] [sa-place sa California]]]

In the pattern definition above:
"Personal pronoun" can be replaced by "one or more personal pronouns."
"Actor-focus verb" can be replaced by "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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