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Verse (11:79), Word 11 - Quranic Grammar


The eleventh word of verse (11:79) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and verb. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is second person masculine singular and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م).

Chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud)

surely know
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
V – 2nd person masculine singular imperfect verb
اللام لام التوكيد
فعل مضارع

Verse (11:79)

The analysis above refers to the 79th verse of chapter 11 (sūrat hūd):

Sahih International: They said, "You have already known that we have not concerning your daughters any claim, and indeed, you know what we want."

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