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Nov 17 2021, 8:53am CST ~ 1 week, 5 days ago. 
Question: i'm very confused on sentence structure. so if the sentence structure is v-s-o(verb-subject-object) then why are the personal pronouns at the end of the sentence sometimes? also, where are adjectives and prepositions placed?
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Nov 17 2021, 11:17am CST ~ 1 week, 5 days ago. 
why are the personal pronouns at the end of the sentence sometimes? also, where are adjectives and prepositions placed?
 
@suinprae
 
Word order is a little tricky in Tagalog...but it's probably too long of an explanation to give here that covers all bases. Pronouns in particular can bounce around in the structure of a sentence...
 
Rather than trying to figure out rules that cover all cases for all sentences...you might start by just learning certain sentence patterns that you know are correct, and slowly expanding the number of patterns you know over time.
 
A couple general word order tips once you've mastered some basics:
- Keep in mind that the pronouns "mo", "ko" and "ka" often move closer to the beginning of the sentence than other pronouns.
- Learning enclitic ordering will be helpful.
- Pay attention to certain words / sentence patterns that flip the ordering, especially with pronouns.
Ex:
Alam ko. ( "I know," with "ko" after "alam")
vs.
Hindi ko alam. ("I don't know," with "ko" before "alam")
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
Nov 17 2021, 5:16pm CST ~ 1 week, 4 days ago. 
“Date” the sentence order but don’t “marry” it.
 
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