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The Verbal Sentence (Part 5) – The Passive Subject Posted by on Apr 25, 2014

    We are going to continue our study of the Verbal Sentence الـجـمـلــة الـفـعـلـيـــة . We have already discussed the Verb in more detail and the Subject or doer of the verb. We have also started discussing the subject-verb agreement; how the verb looks like with different subjects. All that was in the active…

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Inna & Anna !? Posted by on Jun 20, 2012

    In a previous post, we were introduced to Inna and Sisters. We have known that they are particles حــُــروف . One sister of Inna is Anna. The difference between the two sisters is the first letter which is the Hamza ( ء ) . The Hamza in the first word إنَّ has a Kasrah…

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The Predicate of Inna and Sisters Posted by on May 31, 2012

The Predicate of Inna and Sisters  خــبــر إنَّ و أخـــواتــهــــــا Kana and Sisters are Verbs while Inna and Sisters are Mabni Words or particles ( Horouf حروف ). Both Kana and its Sisters and Inna and its Sisters precede the Nominal Sentence. The Mubtada المبتدأ of the nominal sentence turns to be the noun ( Ism…

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The Fronted Predicate Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

The Fronted Predicate  الخبر الـمـُـقــدَّم As we learned before that the general rule is that the Mubtada’ المبتدأ  begins the nominal sentence.   However, there are certain cases in which the predicate الخبر comes before the Mubtada’ and begins the nominal sentence. Today, we will be introduced to these cases.  * Cases of  the Fronted Predicate :   1)…

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Mabni Words الكلمات المبنية Posted by on Aug 13, 2011

         In my previous post, we were introduced to the two grammatical terms of Mo’rab and Mabni. We learnt that a Mo’rab word is that which changes the harakah at its end and the Mabni word is that which is always the same with no change of harakah at its end. Most nouns and present…

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Al-I’rab & Al-Binaa الإعراب و البناء Posted by on Aug 12, 2011

  We already know that Arabic words are either a noun اسم , a verb فعل  or a harf (particle) حرف . Today we say that all Arabic words الكلمات are either Mo’rab(ah) مُعربة or Mabni(yah) مبنية but what do these terms mean? A Mo’rab word is that word which changes the shape of its ending…

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Nouns: Wrapping Up تلخيص الاسم Posted by on Apr 11, 2011

Today, we are going to wrap up what we have learnt so far about nouns. Definition: A noun is a part of speech that refers to something that can be realized by the mind or by the senses and Time is not part of. In the previous posts, we have looked at nouns from four…

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