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Verse (72:16), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar

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The second word of verse (72:16) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The form X perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine plural. The verb's triliteral root is qāf wāw mīm (ق و م). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (72) sūrat l-jin (The Jinn)


(72:16:2)
is'taqāmū
they had remained
V – 3rd person masculine plural (form X) perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل ماض والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (72:16)

The analysis above refers to the sixteenth verse of chapter 72 (sūrat l-jin):

Sahih International: And [Allah revealed] that if they had remained straight on the way, We would have given them abundant provision

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