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 matua te mahi a ngā kaiako ki te whakaako i ā tātou tamariki.
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.

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