We often say that something performs an action.
When we refer to that something by a pronoun (non-personal pronoun),
we have what we call pattern 2D:
|Pattern 2D||Non-personal pronoun||AY actor-focus verb|
|English example||It||fell and broke.|
|Filipino example||Ito||ay nahulog at nabasag.|
In the pattern definition above:
"Non-personal pronoun" can be replaced by "one or more non-personal pronouns."
"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.|