Hei te ata, ka tapahi koe i te harakeke.
In the morning, you will cut the flax.
- this is an example of an active sentence
Kua tapahia kētia te harakeke e au.
The flax has already been cut by me.
- this is an example of a passive sentence
Kāore au e tapahi i te rito o te harakeke.
I will not cut the rito (inner shoot) of the flax.
- this is a negative verbal sentence