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Adverbs of Time: To Tell When (Part A)

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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.
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Examples:
Today
Ngayón
Tomorrow
Bukas
Yesterday
Kahapon
Last night
Kagabí
Day before yesterday
Kamakalawá
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Examples:
Today
Ngayon
Tomorrow
Bukas
Yesterday
Kahapon
Last night
Kagabi
Day before yesterday
Kamakalawa
See how each adverb is used in a sentence.
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Examples:
The storm will arrive today.
Dárating ang bagyó ngayón.
The airplane will leave today.
Ngayón áalís ang eroplano.
Today is a good day!
Magandá ang araw ngayón!
We don’t have classes tomorrow.
Walá kamíng pasok bukas.
Tomorrow, I will watch a movie.
Bukas, manónoód ako ng sine.
Tomorrow is Christmas day!
Bukas ay araw ng Paskó!
Myrna’s birthday was yesterday.
Kaarawán ni Myrna kahapon.
Yesterday, she visited her mom and dad.
Kahapon, dinalaw niyá ang nanay at tatay niyá.
Laura bought a lamp yesterday.
Bumilí si Laurá ng lámpará kahapon.
I wasn’t able to sleep last night.
Hindí akó nakatulog kagabí.
Last night was fun!
Ang sayá kagabí!
Otan studied last night for the exam.
Nag-aral si Otan kagabí para sa pagsusulit.
Where were you the day before yesterday?
Násaán ka noóng kamakalawá?
Dad arrived the day before yesterday.
Dumatíng si tatay noóng kamakalawá.
The day before yesterday was the feast.
Pistá noóng kamakalawá.
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Examples:
The storm will arrive today.
Darating ang bagyo ngayon.
The airplane will leave today.
Ngayon aalis ang eroplano.
Today is a good day!
Maganda ang araw ngayon!
We don’t have classes tomorrow.
Wala kaming pasok bukas.
Tomorrow, I will watch a movie.
Bukas, manonood ako ng sine.
Tomorrow is Christmas day!
Bukas ay araw ng Pasko!
Myrna’s birthday was yesterday.
Kaarawan ni Myrna kahapon.
Yesterday, she visited her mom and dad.
Kahapon, dinalaw niya ang nanay at tatay niya.
Laura bought a lamp yesterday.
Bumili si Laura ng lampara kahapon.
I wasn’t able to sleep last night.
Hindi ako nakatulog kagabi.
Last night was fun!
Ang saya kagabi!
Otan studied last night for the exam.
Nag-aral si Otan kagabi para sa pagsusulit.
Where were you the day before yesterday?
Nasaan ka noong kamakalawa?
Dad arrived the day before yesterday.
Dumating si tatay noong kamakalawa.
The day before yesterday was the feast.
Pista noong kamakalawa.

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