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Verse (87:16), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (87:16) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The form IV imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is second person masculine plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is hamza thā rā (أ ث ر). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (87) sūrat l-aʿlā (The Most High)

You prefer
V – 2nd person masculine plural (form IV) imperfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل مضارع والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (87:16)

The analysis above refers to the sixteenth verse of chapter 87 (sūrat l-aʿlā):

Sahih International: But you prefer the worldly life,

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