Using the o category for things associated with the body.
In Chapters 1 and 2 of Te Kākano you practised using the a and o category with kinship terms. In Chapter 2 you were introduced to the use of o when the thing that is owned, or possessed, is part of something. Anything that is closely associated with the body will also normally take o.
|Te tūru o te kaiako.||The teacher's chair.|
|Te moenga o taku tama.||My son's bed.|
|Te ringaringa o te tamaiti.||The child's hand.|
However, food, crops and animals are normally associated with the a category. The following exercises will give you practice in the various uses of a and o.
Whiriwhirihia te kupu tika mō ngā rerenga kōrero e whai ake nei.
Choose the correct word for the following sentences.
Don’t forget to use commas, question marks, and fullstops and macrons where appropriate (ā,ē,ī,ō, and ū).