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Lesson 82: 2C:


We often say that somebody or something performs an action.
When that somebody or something is a noun,
but not the name of a person (non-personal name),
we have what we call pattern 2C:

Pattern 2CNon-personal nameAY actor-focus verb
My dadbought a house in California.
Ang aking tatayay bumili ng bahay sa California.




[sentence [subject [personal-name Ang aking tatay]] [predicate [predicate-marker ay] [verb-actor- focus bumilí] [ng-theme ng bahay] [sa-place sa Mindanao]]]

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