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Verse (71:20), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (71:20) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A particle of purpose, verb and subject pronoun. 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 plural and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is sīn lām kāf (س ل ك). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (71) sūrat nūḥ

That you may go along
PRP – prefixed particle of purpose lām
V – 2nd person masculine plural imperfect verb, subjunctive mood
PRON – subject pronoun
اللام لام التعليل
فعل مضارع منصوب والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (71:20)

The analysis above refers to the twentieth verse of chapter 71 (sūrat nūḥ):

Sahih International: That you may follow therein roads of passage.' "

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