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Noun Sentences Recap

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In the previous I’ve dealt with noun sentences (nominal sentences) containing either two nouns, or a noun and an adjective. Let’s recap so we’ll be ready for some more forms.

Two Nouns:

محمد مدرس (muHammad mudarris, “moHammad is a teacher”). Two nouns, the first one definite (proper name) and taking the role of subject, the second indefinite and taking the role of the nominal predicate.

Noun and adjective:

بيت كبير (bait kabiir, “a big house”). A noun and an adjective, both indefinite, together forming the subject.

البيت كبير (al-bait kabiir, “the house is big”). A noun and an adjective, the first definite and subject, and the second indefinite and nominal predicate.

البيت الكبير (al-bait al-kabiir, “the big house”). A noun and an adjective, both definite, together forming the subject.

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January 21, 2008 at 9:47 am

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