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Verse (78:8), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (78:8) is divided into 4 morphological segments. A conjunction, verb, subject pronoun and object pronoun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is first person plural. The verb's triliteral root is khā lām qāf (خ ل ق). The suffix (نا) is an attached subject pronoun. The attached object pronoun is second person masculine plural.

Chapter (78) sūrat l-naba (The Great News)

And We created you
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 1st person plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
PRON – 2nd person masculine plural object pronoun
الواو عاطفة
فعل ماض و«نا» ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل والكاف ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به

Verse (78:8)

The analysis above refers to the eighth verse of chapter 78 (sūrat l-naba):

Sahih International: And We created you in pairs

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Maqbool Ahmad

18th June, 2015

(78:8:2) أَزْوَاجًا in خَلَقْنَاكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا is marked حال but (78:9:3) سُبَاتًا in جَعَلْنَا نَوْمَكُمْ سُبَاتًا and (78:10:3) لِبَاسًا and (78:11:3) مَعَاشًا are marked مفعول به. What differentiate حال from مفعول به.

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