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Verse (78:37), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar


The eighth word of verse (78:37) 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 mīm lām kāf (م ل ك). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (78) sūrat l-naba (The Great News)

they have power
V – 3rd person masculine plural imperfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل مضارع والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (78:37)

The analysis above refers to the 37th verse of chapter 78 (sūrat l-naba):

Sahih International: [From] the Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them, the Most Merciful. They possess not from Him [authority for] speech.

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