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Verse (20:2), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (20:2) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A particle of purpose and verb. The prefixed particle lām is used to indicate the purpose of an action and makes the following verb subjunctive. The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is second person masculine singular and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is shīn qāf wāw (ش ق و).

Chapter (20) sūrat ṭā hā

that you be distressed
PRP – prefixed particle of purpose lām
V – 2nd person masculine singular imperfect verb, subjunctive mood
اللام لام التعليل
فعل مضارع منصوب

Verse (20:2)

The analysis above refers to the second verse of chapter 20 (sūrat ṭā hā):

Sahih International: We have not sent down to you the Qur'an that you be distressed

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