I whakaakona ngā tamariki e te kaiako.
The children were taught by the teacher.
- this is an example of a passive sentence
Ehara tērā wahine i te kaiako.
That woman isn’t a teacher.
- this is an example use of Ehara to negate an equative sentence
He tūnga whakahirahira te mahi a ngā kaiako nā rātou ā tātou tamariki i whakaako.
A teacher’s job is important as they are the ones who teach our children.
- this is an example of a classifying sentence
Hoatu te āporo ki te kaiako.
Give the apple to the teacher.