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Verse (7:162), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar


The ninth word of verse (7:162) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and personal pronoun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The personal pronoun is third person masculine plural. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)

to them.
P – prefixed preposition lām
PRON – 3rd person masculine plural personal pronoun
جار ومجرور

Verse (7:162)

The analysis above refers to the 162nd verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: But those who wronged among them changed [the words] to a statement other than that which had been said to them. So We sent upon them a punishment from the sky for the wrong that they were doing.

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15th July, 2011

Although this is in the jaar- majroor relationship, it seems that this pronoun is an object one and not a personal one? 'which had been said to THEM'

PRON- 3rd person masculine plural object pronoun

wallahu a'alam

Abdul Rahman

19th July, 2011

You are correct, it is an object pronoun. But the tagging is not wrong, only incomplete.

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