Samoan Prepositions A & O

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A and O can be used as prepositions in the location phrase. Both prepositions indicate a certain type of possession that a subject has with an object.

A class possessions are disposable, replaceable, relationships that you choose, and an object(s) that you have control over.

ex: The class of the teacher. / O le vasega a le faiaoga. (The teacher is in charge)

O class possessions are irreplaceable, body parts, provide shelter, relationships that were given to you, situations you have no control over.

ex: The class of the teacher. / O le vasega o le faiaoga. (Implies that the teacher is not in charge and is possibly a student in the class).

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