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Verse (36:63), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (36:63) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is second person masculine plural. The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كان) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها). The suffix (التاء) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (36) sūrat yā sīn

you were
V – 2nd person masculine plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل ماض والتاء ضمير متصل في محل رفع اسم «كان»

Verse (36:63)

The analysis above refers to the 63rd verse of chapter 36 (sūrat yā sīn):

Sahih International: This is the Hellfire which you were promised.

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