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.
- 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|
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