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Question: what is more common between 'iyong + ' and ' + mo'?

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Author Photo by: siOscar
Jul 25 2020, 8:00pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
Question: what is more common between 'iyong + [noun]' and '[noun] + mo'?
ex. 'asawa mo' vs 'iyong asawa'.
 
Are there situations where one of those would be incorrect to use?
It seems to me the 'mo' option is more conversational. Is that right?
ty in advance.
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Jul 26 2020, 2:44pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
Mo
 
Using iyong and aling is kinda like "of yours" and "of mine" which tends to lean more LITERARY
 
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Author Photo EsterTez
Jul 26 2020, 8:12pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago. 
@siOscar
for example"ang iyong bag ay nahulog "
another sentence with the same sense " Nahulog ang bag mo"
another sentence with the same sense or meaning "Ang bag mo ay nahulog"
notice "ang bag mo", use these 3 words together at the start or end of the sentence. Use "iyong" after the word "ang". :-)
 
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Author Photo miguelojo Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jul 27 2020, 12:37am CST ~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago. 
Mo, ko, niyo, etc are used more solely because they're easier to say. Aking, Iyong, etc are more seen in Formal writings or literary works, but it's not too uncommon to hear them used in conversations to emphasize who possesses something. Personally, my friends and I use the formal possessives to indicate sarcasm.
 
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Author Photo siOscar
Jul 28 2020, 2:28am CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
@miguelojo Ty. this is the type of info I was after. The sarcasm aspect is something I'd never have thought of. I had come across indications that iyong is more an old writing style type of thing.
Also, part of my concern about iyong particularly is that i do find it immeasurably easier to just use mo.
 
thanks again.
 
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Author Photo miguelojo Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jul 28 2020, 4:23am CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
@siOscar I'm glad I could help! Don't worry too much about the sarcasm part as it's mostly between my friends and I.
 
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Author Photo JohnD
Aug 05 2020, 8:09am CST ~ 6 days ago. 
Subtleties like this are way beyond my level of Tagalog. But I remember reading that if you get two mo's (or ko's etc) in a sentence, it can sometimes read better if you replace one with iyong (aking etc).
But I am a beginner and happy to be corrected.
 
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