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Verse (12:61), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (12:61) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A future particle and verb. The prefixed future particle sa is used in combination with the imperfect (present tense) verb to form the future tense. The form III imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is first person plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is rā wāw dāl (ر و د).

Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

"We will try to get permission
FUT – prefixed future particle sa
V – 1st person plural (form III) imperfect verb
حرف استقبال
فعل مضارع

Verse (12:61)

The analysis above refers to the 61st verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: They said, "We will attempt to dissuade his father from [keeping] him, and indeed, we will do [it]."

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