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Translation:Dompetmu diambil siapa?

August 28, 2019



Is it possible to say : "Siapa yang diambil dompetmu?"


Siapa yang mengambil dompetmu?


No, "Siapa yang diambil dompetmu" has incorrect word order. "Di-" verbs in Malay are known as patient focus verbs. These verbs are used similarly to passive voice in English, so the nouns that would normally be the subject and object are swapped. This means that "dompetmu" must come before "diambil", and "siapa" must come after "diambil".

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