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Author Photo by: kasong
Jul 20 2023, 10:10pm CST ~ 1 year, 0 mos ago. 
Question: A Question on Tagalog Grammar
 
Are the two expression both acceptable in Tagalog, or only (b) is okay?
 
(a) malinis silid
(b) malinis na silid
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jul 21 2023, 10:22pm CST ~ 1 year, 0 mos ago. 
(a) is baby talk
(b) is okay because it follows the rule that a modifier and the noun need the "na" linker between them. Malinis na silíd = Silíd na malinis = Clean room
 
If "malinis" is used as the subject complement, then the "na" should be "ang".
Malinis ang silid = Ang silid ay malinis = The room is clean.
 
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Author Photo kasong
Aug 10 2023, 2:28am CST ~ 11 mos. ago. 
@Juantutri
 
Aha, Thank you very much!!
It's very useful information for me.
 
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