Duals & Plurals

Duals

Duals (Seq # 46)

In the Arabic language, Duals also have special pattern. مَرْفُوعٌ case has ان  as ending. مَــنْــصُــوْبٌ and مَجْرُورٌ have يْن (aiyn) as ending. See below table.

S.no Singular مَرْفُوعٌ مَــنْــصُــوْبٌ مَجْرُورٌ
1 مُسْلِمٌ مُسْلِمَانِ مُسْلِمَيْنِ مُسْلِمَيْنِ
2 رَجُلٌ رَجُلَانِ رَجُلَيْنِ رَجُلَيْنِ
3 يَتِيْمٌ يَتِيْمَانِ يَتِيْمَيْنِ يَتِيْمَيْنِ

Exercises

  • State TRUE or FALSE: The dual form of the word حِزْبٌ (a party) is present in the verse Quran (18:12) and it is not مَرْفُوعٌ.
  • State TRUE or FALSE: The two dual forms are present in the verse Quran (18:32) and they are of the words رَجُلٌ (a man) and جَنَّــةٌ (a garden).
  • State TRUE or FALSE: The dual form of the word “an orphan” is present in the verse Quran (18:82).

Answers to Exercises

Duals (Seq # 46) T, T, T

 case endings for singular, dual and sound plurals

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