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Question: hello. When do I use ng in a sentence verses ang in a

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Author Photo by: SabrinaJohnson
Feb 18 2021, 9:34pm CST ~ 1 week, 1 day ago. 
Question: hello. When do I use ng in a sentence verses ang in a sentence and why. Here is an example?
1. Tumatawid kami ng tulay ngayon.
2. Bakit sila tumatawid ang ilog?
 
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Author Photo AMBoy Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Feb 19 2021, 12:13am CST ~ 1 week, 1 day ago. 
There is no simple way to explain this. The question itself shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how this works that needs to be resolved.
 
Please read up on markers:
seasite2.niu.edu/beg inning-tagalog-1-gra mmar/tagalog-markers /
 
And for you second question I believe it would actually be:
 
Bakit sila tumatawid SA ilog?
 
You will find out more about that at that page I linked to.
 
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Author Photo amerinstacademy Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Feb 21 2021, 11:55am CST ~ 5 days ago. 
in this case "ng" is used as an object Tumatawid kami NG tulay ...You can also say Tumatawid kami SA tulay ( sa is used as a direction) ..
***Bakit SILA tumatawid ANG Ilog ??? It should be Bakit sila tumatawid ng/sa ilog..You cannot have two topics "sila" and "ang ilog"
 
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Author Photo ThatLucas
Feb 23 2021, 2:32pm CST ~ 2 days, 22 hrs ago. 
Ang is used to mark the topic (known information), while ng is used to mark the comment (information about the topic). It is somewhat similar to how "the" & "a" are used in English (compare "the dog" vs "a dog")
 
For example, the sentence "Kumagat ang aso ng pusa" may be translated as "The dog bit a cat," while "Kinagat ng aso ang pusa" may be translated as "A dog bit the cat."
 
You can read more about the uses of ng and ang here: learningtagalog.com/ grammar/markers/comm on_uses_of_ng_marker s.html learningtagalog.com/ grammar/markers/uses _of_ang_markers.html
 
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