Adverbs of Time: To Tell When (Part A)
A function of the adverbs of time is
to tell when
an event happened or will happen. These adverbs generally indicate what day (example: tomorrow, today, yesterday) and/or what part of a day (last night, recently, later) an event happened or will happen.
Day before yesterday
See how each adverb is used in a sentence.
The storm will arrive today.
bagy ó ngay ón
The airplane will leave today.
Ngay ón áal ís
Today is a good day!
araw ngay ón
We don’t have classes tomorrow.
Wal á kam íng p asok b ukas
Tomorrow, I will watch a movie.
man óno ód ako
Tomorrow is Christmas day!
Myrna’s birthday was yesterday.
Yesterday, she visited her mom and dad.
din alaw niy á
t atay niy á
Laura bought a lamp yesterday.
l ámpar á kah apon
I wasn’t able to sleep last night.
Hind í ak ó nakat ulog kagab í
Last night was fun!
say á kagab í
Otan studied last night for the exam. Nag- aral
kagab í p ara
Where were you the day before yesterday?
N ása án ka no óng kamakalaw á
Dad arrived the day before yesterday.
t atay no óng kamakalaw á
The day before yesterday was the feast.
Pist á no óng kamakalaw á