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Verse (75:5), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (75:5) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A particle of purpose and verb. 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 third person masculine singular and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is fā jīm rā (ف ج ر).

Chapter (75) sūrat l-qiyāmah (The Resurrection)

to give (the) lie
PRP – prefixed particle of purpose lām
V – 3rd person masculine singular imperfect verb, subjunctive mood
اللام لام التعليل
فعل مضارع منصوب

Verse (75:5)

The analysis above refers to the fifth verse of chapter 75 (sūrat l-qiyāmah):

Sahih International: But man desires to continue in sin.

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