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Verse (11:28), Word 16 - Quranic Grammar


The sixteenth word of verse (11:28) is divided into 4 morphological segments. An interrogative alif, verb and two object pronouns. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The form IV imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is first person plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is lām zāy mīm (ل ز م). The attached first object pronoun is second person masculine plural. The attached second object pronoun is third person feminine singular.

Chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud)

should We compel you (to accept) it
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
V – 1st person plural (form IV) imperfect verb
PRON – 2nd person masculine plural first object pronoun
PRON – 3rd person feminine singular second object pronoun
الهمزة همزة استفهام
فعل مضارع والكاف ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به اول و«ها» ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به ثان

Verse (11:28)

The analysis above refers to the 28th verse of chapter 11 (sūrat hūd):

Sahih International: He said, "O my people have you considered: if I should be upon clear evidence from my Lord while He has given me mercy from Himself but it has been made unapparent to you, should we force it upon you while you are averse to it?

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