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Verse (43:20), Word 6 - Quranic Grammar


The sixth word of verse (43:20) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A verb, subject pronoun and object pronoun. The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is first person plural. The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn bā dāl (ع ب د). The suffix (نا) is an attached subject pronoun. The attached object pronoun is third person masculine plural.

Chapter (43) sūrat l-zukh'ruf (The Gold Adornment)

we would not have worshipped them."
V – 1st person plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
PRON – 3rd person masculine plural object pronoun
فعل ماض و«نا» ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل و«هم» ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به

Verse (43:20)

The analysis above refers to the twentieth verse of chapter 43 (sūrat l-zukh'ruf):

Sahih International: And they said, "If the Most Merciful had willed, we would not have worshipped them." They have of that no knowledge. They are not but falsifying.

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