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Verse (12:16), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (12:16) 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 bā kāf yā (ب ك ي). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

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

Verse (12:16)

The analysis above refers to the sixteenth verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: And they came to their father at night, weeping.

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