The simple sentence

 



     
   

  
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The Simple Sentence (Non-Verbal).



What is a sentence?    

A sentence can be made from a noun-adjective phrase.

Let's first review the noun-adjective phrase.
 



 Review of a noun-adjective phrase:

1- The noun and adjective in the noun-adjective phrase copy each other.

In the below example the noun is indefinite so the adjective is indefinite.

The noun is feminine so the adjective is feminine.

The noun is singular so the adjective is singular.

 Example of a noun-adjective phrase





سَيِّدَةٌ كَبيرَةٌ
سِتّْ كِبيرَةْ
sitt kibiira

an elderly lady

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2- Again, the noun and adjective in the noun-adjective phrase copy each other.

In the below example the noun is definite so the adjective is definite.

The noun is masculine so the adjective is masculine.

The noun is singular so the adjective is singular.
 

 Example of a noun-adjective phrase





اَلرَّجُلُ الكَّبيرُ
الرّاجِل الكِّبيرْ
ir raagil il kibiir  

the elderly man

 

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The SENTENCE explained with examples
 

So how do we change noun-adjective phrases into sentences?

Noun-adj. = noun + adjective
Sentence = subject + predicate

1- Turn the noun into a subject by making it
definite.

Subject = اِلسِّتْ


2- Turn the adjective into a predicate by making it
indefinite.

Predicate = كِبيرَةْ
 

Noun-adjective agreement becomes subject-predicate disagreement.

Sentence: اِلسِّتْ كِبيرَةْ

The subject and predicate DO NOT agree in definiteness.
 

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Example of a sentence







اَلسَّيِّدَةُ كَبيرَةٌ
اِلسِّتْ كِبيرَةْ

  Is sitt kibiira.

The lady is old.

 



 


اَلرَّجُلُ كَبيرٌ
اِلرَّاجِلْ كِبيرْ

  Ir raagil kibiir.

The man is old.

 

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We're now changing phrases into sentences.

Mabrouk! = Congratulations!

 

 
   

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