GRAMMAR LESSON

This page discusses the different meanings, forms, and uses of gusto and ayaw

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Form

Pseudo - Verb

Gusto

Ayaw

 

Actor

kong
ni Rosang
ng lalaking
mo bang

-in Verb

inumin
hiramin
bilhin
kunin

Object

ang gatas.
ang plaka.
ang kotse.
ang libro?

The -in verb is a goal focusing verb, i.e., the object of the sentence is the topic (subject) of the sentence.   The topic is then mark by ang.   The actor used before the verb is then linked to the verb using the linker -ng.

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MEANING

Gusto requires the object of the sentence to be the subject or topic when an -in verb is used.  Gusto is usually followed by an actor, then the verb, and then an object.   The affix i- or -an is used when verb that only take certain affix is used.

Example:

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turqball.gif (579 bytes)Gusto kong labhan ang mga damit ko sa Sabado.

turqball.gif (579 bytes)Gusto kong itapon ang basura sa labs kasi mabaho.

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USE

Gusto is also used to express what one wants or does not want to do with an object/something.  Unlike the other usage of Gusto, this type of sentence structure requires a subject which is usually mark by ang.

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