Phrase

Phrase (Shibhu Jumlah)

Difference between a Sentence (جُــمْــلَــةٌ) and a phrase (شِــبْــهُ جُــمْــلَــةٍ) (Seq # 51)

A sentence is a group of words that provides a complete meaning and sense.

Example: أنا بَشَرٌ مِثْلُكُم. (I am a human like you)

The above group of words provides a complete meaning.

A phrase is a group of words that does not provide us a complete meaning or sense. Phrase is incomplete in meaning.

Example: عَلى الجِدَارِ  (on the wall)

The above group of words lack the meaning. Like a simple question to this phrase can be “What is there on the wall ?”. Thus it needs an answer to make it meaningful.

Exercises

  • State TRUE or FALSE: فِي الْبَحْرِ (In the sea) is a complete sentence.
  • State TRUE or FALSE: كِتَابُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلى الجِدَارِ (Book of Hamid is on the wall) is a complete sentence.
  • State TRUE or FALSE: ذَلكَ مِنْ آياتِ اللهِ (That is from the signs of Allah) is a complete sentence.

Answers to Exercises

Difference between a Sentence (جُمْلَةٌ) and a phrase (شِبْهُ جُمْلَةٍ) (Seq # 51) F, T, T

arabic grammar - phrases

Source for the above image : Handouts for Book 1

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