The two pdf worksheets below are about the focus of Filipino verbs (pokus ng pandiwa). The student is asked to identify the focus of the underlined verb in the sentence. Each worksheet has fifteen items.
The key to identifying the focus of the verb is to first identify the subject (simuno/paksa) of the sentence and seeing how the subject is related to the verb or how the verb relates to the subject.
There are six categories or types of focus of verbs. The focus of verbs can change by changing the affix or affixes attached to the verb. Look at the examples below (in blue).