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What's the difference between Mo and Ka in Tagalog??? Not talking about possesive pronouns...

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    the pronoun "ka" could also be a short version of "ikaw" = "you", but used differently though.

    here are some rules in using "ka" and "ikaw":
    1. "ka" often comes after a verb: ex. 'kain ka' [eat (you)]; 'pasok ka' (come in); 'natutulog ka ba?' (are you sleeping?)
    2. "ka" ofetn comes after the question words: 'saan' (where), 'kailan' (when), 'sino' (who), 'bakit' (why) and 'paano' (how). 'ano' (what) can also be considered as an expression: "ano KA ba?!"
    3. "ikaw" is, most of the time, used at the beginning of a sentence. let's try to contrast the two pronouns:

    "kumain KA na ba?" (have you eaten?)

    "mo" is also a 2nd person pronoun (sometimes in possesive case) = "you", but it differs to "ka" with respect to the form of the verb being used:

    let's say, "KAIN" (eat)

    'KumAIN ka." (you eat / eat some) - suggesting to take a food to solve starvation. (SUGGESTION)
    "KAINin mo." (you eat) - considering the food is already served. COMMAND

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