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Verse (38:62), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar


The seventh word of verse (38:62) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is first person 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 (نا) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (38) sūrat ṣād

we used to
V – 1st person plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل ماض و«نا» ضمير متصل في محل رفع اسم «كان»

Verse (38:62)

The analysis above refers to the 62nd verse of chapter 38 (sūrat ṣād):

Sahih International: And they will say, "Why do we not see men whom we used to count among the worst?

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