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Verse (2:78), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar

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The fourth word of verse (2:78) 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)


(2:78:4)
yaʿlamūna
know
V – 3rd person masculine plural imperfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل مضارع والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (2:78)

The analysis above refers to the 78th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: And among them are unlettered ones who do not know the Scripture except in wishful thinking, but they are only assuming.

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