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Verse (27:50), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (27:50) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A circumstantial particle and personal pronoun. The connective particle wa is usually translated as "while" and is used to indicate the circumstance of events. The personal pronoun is third person masculine plural.

Chapter (27) sūrat l-naml (The Ants)

while they
CIRC – prefixed circumstantial particle
PRON – 3rd person masculine plural personal pronoun
الواو حالية
ضمير منفصل

Verse (27:50)

The analysis above refers to the 50th verse of chapter 27 (sūrat l-naml):

Sahih International: And they planned a plan, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not.

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