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Arabic Prepositions in Combination Posted by on Apr 17, 2011

Have you ever come across these words before? عمّ، فيمَ، مِمَّ These are question words involving both a preposition and the question word. عمّ = عن + ما / ماذا = about what عمّ تتكلم؟ What are you talking about? فيمَ = في + ما / ماذا = in what فيمَ تفكر؟ What are you…

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Arabic Prepositions: to and on/about Posted by on Apr 15, 2010

In this post, I give some notes about the form and the use of two prepositions (إلى) and (على). The literal meaning of (إلى) is ‘to’, and it is used in expressions like (أذهب إلى عملي) ‘I go to my work’ and (إلى من يهمه الأمر) ‘to whom it may concern’, etc. It should be…

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