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Arabic Nominal Sentence: The Predicate Posted by on Feb 27, 2018

In an earlier post, you learned that the nominal sentence الجُمْلَة الاِسْمِيَّة gets it name from the word with which it starts—a noun اِسْم. It has two parts the subject or topic المُبْتَدَأ and the predicate الخَبَر. The first is derived from اِبْتَدَأ ‘to start with’ and the second from خَبَرَ ‘to tells something about…

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Basic Sentence Structure in Arabic (IV) Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

In a previous post, you learned about the types of sentence in Arabic. It is either nominal اِسْمِيَّة or verbal فِعْلِيَّة. The nominal must start with a noun called the subject/topic مُبْتَدأ. It is called مُبْتَدَأ because it is the focus of the sentence. Other words that follow (or may precede) state something about it…

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Basic Sentence Structure in Arabic (II) Posted by on Nov 9, 2017

In an earlier post, I focused on one type of Arabic sentences, the verbal sentence الجُمْلَة الفِعْلِيَّة. As its name suggests, it is the sentence that starts with a verb فِعْل. In like manner, the nominal sentence الجُمْلَة الإِسْمِيَّة, our focus in this post, is the sentence that starts with a noun اِسْم. This type…

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Inna and Sisters (Part 1) Posted by on May 29, 2012

   Inna and Sisters إنَّ و أخــواتــهــــــــا  (Part 1)  We are still dealing with the Arabic grammar, sailing farther and deeper everyday. In some earlier  post, we have summed up all about the Nominal Sentence. In another, we studied the verbs of Kana / Kada and their sisters and the effect they do to the Mubtada…

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