Topic Markers


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I am taking ASL 101 and I am so confused when it comes to glossing sentences. My teachers knows the language very well but is lacking in the area of imparting knowledge in a way I can understand it. I have asked several times when I need to use a topic market when glossing and she continues to tell me over the topic/subject of the sentence. I understand that, but what i do not understand is when? She can't seem to tell me if I need to use the TOPIC marker in every sentence and if not, then when am I supposed to use it? Can anyone offer some clarification on this? Thank you in advance.