This Tagalog Grammar page is a supplement to the Thematic Lessons developed in this homepage. The grammar topics included here should cover most, if not all, of the grammar points presented in the thematic lessons. The lessons on this site are organized in such a way that a student of Tagalog would be able to use this as a reference even if they are following another book in the course of their learning the language. We highly recommend, though, that you go over the Thematic Lessons first to fully appreciate the benefits of this grammar reference. We also encourage you to do the language exercises tied to the grammar lessons presented here.
This is a reference page, not an activities page. For interactive lessons, go to Thematic Lessons.
Beginning Tagalog 2 covers the basics of the Tagalog verbal system, more advanced forms of questions, and some sentence expansions and transformations. It also introduces some of the commonly used particles. More advanced topics such as the complex verb forms causative and comitative are not included in this page. Proceed to Grammar Lessons Table of Contents.
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Ramos, Teresita V. 1985. Conversational Tagalog, A Functional-Situational Approach. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.
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_____________ and Resty M. Cena. 1990. Modern Tagalog.Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.