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Verse (88:6), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (88:6) 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 (88) sūrat l-ghāshiyah (The Overwhelming)

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

Verse (88:6)

The analysis above refers to the sixth verse of chapter 88 (sūrat l-ghāshiyah):

Sahih International: For them there will be no food except from a poisonous, thorny plant

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