These are sentences
that have nominal (noun) predicates or some noun form in the predicate position. A
beginning student would employ this sentence structure to offer information about one's
occupation, nationality, or answer what-questions.
Below are some examples where the nominal predicate is underlined:
si Mr. Ramos sa Science High School.
(Mr. Ramos is a teacher at the Science High School.)
si Anna sa NIU.
(Anna is a student at NIU.)
(The woman is a lawyer.)
(The man is American.)
sina Baldur at Eva.
(Baldur and Eva are Germans.)
(She/He is a postman.)
sila sa bangko.
(They are employees at the bank.)
(This is my house.)
(This is her/his horse.)