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Lesson 25: 1A: Describe somebody by name


We often describe somebody when we speak.
When we refer to that somebody by name (personal name),
we have what we call pattern 1A:

Pattern 1APersonal nameAY adjective phrase
Kikois not yet ready.
Si Kikoay hindi pa handa.


 



[sentence [subject [Personal-name Si Kiko]] [predicate [predicate-marker ay] [adjective hindī pa handā]]]

In the pattern definition above:
"Personal name" can be replaced by "one or more personal names."
"Adjective" can be replaced by "one or more adjectives."

Compare the different patterns:
1A Personal nameKiko is not yet ready.
1B Non-personal nameMy mom is not yet ready.
1C Personal pronounThey are not yet ready.
1D Non-personal pronounIt is ready.



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