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Verse (27:27), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (27:27) is divided into 3 morphological segments. An interrogative alif, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is ṣād dāl qāf (ص د ق). The suffix (التاء) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (27) sūrat l-naml (The Ants)

whether you speak (the) truth
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
V – 2nd person masculine singular perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الهمزة همزة استفهام
فعل ماض والتاء ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (27:27)

The analysis above refers to the 27th verse of chapter 27 (sūrat l-naml):

Sahih International: [Solomon] said, "We will see whether you were truthful or were of the liars.

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