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Verse (20:44), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (20:44) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed conjunction fa is usually translated as "and". The imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person dual. The verb's triliteral root is qāf wāw lām (ق و ل). The suffix (الألف) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (20) sūrat ṭā hā

And speak
CONJ – prefixed conjunction fa (and)
V – 2nd person dual imperative verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الفاء عاطفة
فعل أمر والألف ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (20:44)

The analysis above refers to the 44th verse of chapter 20 (sūrat ṭā hā):

Sahih International: And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear [Allah]."

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