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Verse (21:58), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (21:58) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and personal pronoun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The personal pronoun is third person masculine plural. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (21) sūrat l-anbiyāa (The Prophets)

of them,
P – prefixed preposition lām
PRON – 3rd person masculine plural personal pronoun
جار ومجرور

Verse (21:58)

The analysis above refers to the 58th verse of chapter 21 (sūrat l-anbiyāa):

Sahih International: So he made them into fragments, except a large one among them, that they might return to it [and question].

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