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Verse (28:57), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (28:57) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine plural. The verb's triliteral root is qāf wāw lām (ق و ل). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (28) sūrat l-qaṣaṣ (The Stories)

And they say,
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 3rd person masculine plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الواو عاطفة
فعل ماض والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (28:57)

The analysis above refers to the 57th verse of chapter 28 (sūrat l-qaṣaṣ):

Sahih International: And they say, "If we were to follow the guidance with you, we would be swept from our land." Have we not established for them a safe sanctuary to which are brought the fruits of all things as provision from Us? But most of them do not know.

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