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Verse (2:118), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar

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The fourth word of verse (2:118) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is third person masculine plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)


(2:118:4)
yaʿlamūna
know,
V – 3rd person masculine plural imperfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل مضارع والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (2:118)

The analysis above refers to the 118th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: Those who do not know say, "Why does Allah not speak to us or there come to us a sign?" Thus spoke those before them like their words. Their hearts resemble each other. We have shown clearly the signs to a people who are certain [in faith].

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