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Oct 08 2021, 8:50pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Question: Can you tell me the difference between the two?
 
OK, Thank you!! You all said both of the sentences below are possible. Now can you tell me the difference between the two? In which context do you use (b) instead of (a).
 
(a) Kasasara (lang) ni John ang bintana. (John has just closed the window.)
(b) Kasasara (lang) ni John ng bintana (John has just closed the window.)
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Oct 09 2021, 12:29am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@kasong
 
I discussed this with natives and MrGerbear the linguist on discord and this is the result:
 
> Kasasara (lang) ni John ang bintana. (John has just closed the window.) - NOT VALID, you can't use ANG with these KA verbs for whatever reason.
 
Instead you use SA for a definite article:
 
> Kasasara (lang) ni John SA bintana. (John just closed THE window.)
 
and NG for indefinite:
 
> Kasasara (lang) ni John ng bintana (John just closed A window.)
 
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Oct 09 2021, 8:27am CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@AMBoy
Aha, AMBoy, Thank you for your clear information!
You did really good job~~
Salamat po
!
 
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Oct 09 2021, 9:00am CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
kasong I discussed this with natives and MrGerbear the linguist on discord and this is the result: > Kasasara (lang) ni John ang bintana. (John has just closed the window.) - NOT VALID, you can't use ANG with these KA verbs for whatever reason. Instead you use SA for a definite article: > Kasasara (lang) ni John SA bintana. (John just closed THE window.) and NG for indefinite: > Kasasara (lang) ni John ng bintana (John just closed A window.)
 
@AMBoy i've always thought using ang here sounded odd. Not a linguist but I depend if "it sounds right"
 
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