We begin our study of Filipino sentence patterns.
There are three overall patterns of Filipino basic sentences:
We start with examples.
|Kiko||is funny.||1: Describe somebody or
|Charina||went to the market.||2: Somebody or
something does something|
|He||was taken to the hospital.||3: To somebody or
something happens something|
Now we abstract the patterns from the examples.
|1: Describe somebody or something||ANG-phrase||AY
adjective-phrase or ANG-phrase||optional NG-phrase||optional SA-phrase|
|2: Somebody or something does something||ANG-phrase
||AY actor-focus-verb||optional NG-phrase||optional SA-phrase|
|3: To somebody or something happens something||ANG-
phrase||AY object-focus-verb||optional NG-phrase||optional SA-phrase|
We learn these patterns over the next three modules.