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Verse (20:91), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (20:91) is an imperfect verb (فعل مضارع). The verb is first person plural and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is bā rā ḥā (ب ر ح).

Chapter (20) sūrat ṭā hā

we will cease
V – 1st person plural imperfect verb, subjunctive mood فعل مضارع منصوب

Verse (20:91)

The analysis above refers to the 91st verse of chapter 20 (sūrat ṭā hā):

Sahih International: They said, "We will never cease being devoted to the calf until Moses returns to us."

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