Tagalog Sentences: AY-Sentences

AY-Sentences These sentences are referred to as inverted sentences in some grammar books, and the word AY is referred to as a sentence inversion marker. The word order of this sentence type (Focus + AY + Predicate) is the reverse of the simple predicative sentence (Predicate + Subject). Here are some examples : Sentence Simple Predicative Inverted/AY-Sentence Nominal Nars si Eva. (ERead More…

Tagalog Sentences: Prepositional Location Sentences

Prepositional (Location) Sentences These are sentences with a prepositional phrase in the predicate position. It must be noted, however, that the term preposition as used here is not the same as preposition in English. In Tagalog, the main function of a preposition (usually sa or nasa) is to indicate location or direction. Some Tagalog grammar books refer to these words as location/dirRead More…

Tagalog Sentences: Existential Sentences

Existential Sentences These are sentences that express the existence of something or the state of having something and are marked by the existential particle mayroon. This particle takes the linker suffix-(n)g when it precedes a noun/noun phrase. In this format, it functions like a modifier just like adjectives modify nouns and is usually shortened to may. The existential phrase occupies Read More…

Tagalog Sentences: Nominal Sentences

Nominal Sentences These are sentences that have nominal (noun) predicates or some noun form in the predicate position. A beginning student would employ this sentence structure to offer information about one’s occupation, nationality, or answer what-questions. Below are some examples where the nominal predicate is underlined: Titser si Mr. Ramos sa Science High School. (Mr. RamRead More…

Tagalog Sentence Structure

In this section we are going to talk about the structure of Tagalog sentences. The following links below review the proper form and types of Tagalog sentence structure. Tagalog Sentences: Introduction Tagalog Sentences: Nominal Sentences Tagalog Sentences: Adjectival Sentences Tagalog Sentences: Verbal Sentences Tagalog Sentences: Existential Sentences Tagalog Sentences: Prepositional Read More…