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Verse (3:16), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar


The seventh word of verse (3:16) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and personal pronoun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The personal pronoun is first person plural. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (3) sūrat āl ʿim'rān (The Family of Imrān)

for us
P – prefixed preposition lām
PRON – 1st person plural personal pronoun
جار ومجرور

Verse (3:16)

The analysis above refers to the sixteenth verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: Those who say, "Our Lord, indeed we have believed, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the Fire,"

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