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Practicing Plural Agreement in Arabic Posted by on Apr 24, 2009 in Grammar

In one of my older posts, I explained that number agreement is very important in Arabic, and when we write or speak about one person or object, it is different from writing or speaking about 2 (dual), or about 3 or more (plural). Number agreement affects all parts of the sentence; nouns, pronouns, verbs, etc. Older posts in grammar explain a lot of things about these.

In this posting, I aim to put this knowledge into practice by providing some sentences in the singular and then changing them into plural. The best thing to do would be to try and change the sentences into plural yourself and then scroll down the page to check your answers.

Here are the sentences to change into plural. The underlined words are the ones you need to change and then change the sentence accordingly. When you have finishes, scroll down to check your answers. If you have any questions, please ask using the comment section!

1.أخي مشغول بالعمل.

(My brother is busy with his work)

2.هي بنت مصرية.

(She is an Egyptian girl)

3.أنت طالب انجليزي تسكن وتدرس في نيويورك.

(You are an English student and you live and study in New York)

4.هذا شارع واسع وجميل.

(This is a wide and beautiful street.)

5.هو استاذ عربي يدرّس في جامعة أوكسفورد.

(He is an Arab professor who teaches at Oxford University)








1.إخوتي مشغولون بالعمل.

2.هن بنات مصريات.

3.أنتم طلاب إنجليز تسكنون وتدرسون في نيويورك.

4.هذه شوارع واسعة وجميلة.

5.هم أساتذة عرب يدرّسون في جامعة أوكسفورد.

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  1. usman:

    good work!

  2. zahoor Ul Hassan:

    I use this site for first time but this is very helpful for me to learn Arabic.
    Thankful to You.

  3. Brother:

    It would be good to point out that Arabic nouns, beside their singular forms, have THREE kinds of plurals. One for ‘two’, one for ‘two to ten’, and one for more than ten.