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Quranic Grammar - The Comitative Object (المفعول معه)

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The comitative object l-mafʿūl maʿahu (المفعول معه) is a noun which is found in the accusative case manṣūb (منصوب), and follows the comitative usage of the particle wāw (واو المعية). In this usage, the particle wāw means "with" (مع), and is annotated using the COM (comitative) tag. The dependency graph below shows an example of the comitative object, in verse (5:36):

 (5:36:12)
maʿahu
with it,
 (5:36:11)
wamith'lahu
and the like of it
 (5:36:7)

(is) what

Fig 1. A comitative object in verse (5:36).

A second example may be found in verse 71 of sūrat yūnus (10:71):

(10:71:22)
washurakāakum
and your partners.

Fig 2. Comitative usage of the particle wāw in verse (10:71).

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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