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Sep 12 2022, 1:08pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 1 day ago. 
Question: Can someone help me understand this?
 
Dad brought home our favorite, buko pie.
 
I wrote this as 'Nag-uwi si tatay ng paboritong buko pie namin.'
but it should be 'Nag-uwi si tatay ng paborito naming buko pie.'
 
Is there any grammatical rules/explanation for this? Or should I think ''it is as it is''?
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Sep 16 2022, 12:03am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@skr047
 
The original English sentence, “Dad brought home our favorite, buko pie”, has a comma after “favorite”, which indicates that “our (namin)” is a determiner of “favorite” and not of “buko pie”. Hence, “buko pie” there refers to any “buko pie”.
 
Had the comma been omitted, the following grammatical explanation may apply:
 
Noun phrase: PaboritoNG buko pie = paborito NA buko pie
 
1. Aming paborito = paborito namin = OUR FAVORITE
 
Using this in the noun phrase:
 
Aming paborito na buko pie = paborito namin na buko pie = PABORITO NAMING BUKO PIE = OUR FAVORITE BUKO PIE. - buko pie is generic.
 
Translation: (Dad brought home) our favorite buko pie. - The same as the sentence you gave with a comma.
 
2. Aming buko pie = buko pie namin = OUR BUKO PIE
 
Using this in the noun phrase:
 
Paborito NA aming buko pie = paboritoNG buko pie namin = (that) FAVORITE BUKO PIE OF OURS. - the buko pie is specific.
 
Translation: (Dad brought home) that favorite buko pie of ours.
 
To put “namin” after “buko pie” would, strictly speaking, have the effect of making it specific and may be understood more as:
 
1. the buko pie that belongs to them; or
2. if, for example, there are 3 bakeries (A, B, and C) that make buko pies, and their favorite is that one made by Bakery B, then that’s the one that their dad brought home. - This is the sense that would apply under No. 2 above.

That’s the grammatical explanation. However, in reality, context still takes care of providing the intended meaning even if the placement of “namin” is not accurate.
 
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Author Photo skr047
Sep 16 2022, 12:11am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Thank you so much for detailed explanation! None of my Filipino friend could answer well like you did. So this is a huge help to me. Thank you so much!
 
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Sep 16 2022, 10:13pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@skr047
You're most welcome! ☺️
 
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