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Verse (90:8), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (90:8) 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 singular. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (90) sūrat l-balad (The City)

for him
P – prefixed preposition lām
PRON – 3rd person masculine singular personal pronoun
جار ومجرور

Verse (90:8)

The analysis above refers to the eighth verse of chapter 90 (sūrat l-balad):

Sahih International: Have We not made for him two eyes?

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