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 2C||Non-personal name||AY actor-focus verb
|My dad||bought a house in California.|
|Ang aking tatay||ay 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 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.|