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Lesson 88 – الدَّرْسُ الثَّامِنُ والثَّمانون

The Style of Request - أُسلوبُ الطَّلَبِ

The Form of the Negated Imperative (Prohibition)– أُسْلُوبُ النَّهْي وَطَريقَتُهُ

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  • The negated imperative is to ask the spoken to (المُخاطَب) to stop doing something. It is formed by conjugating the Arabic verb in the present with the spoken to and putting the verb after the prohibitive article (lā) لا النَّاهِيَة.
  • Consider the following examples:
  • The negated imperative in the above mentioned examples is addressed to the singular masculine of the spoken to المخاطَب المُفْرَد المُذَكَّر.
  • It can also be addressed to the feminine, dual, and plural of the second person (the spoken to), as in the following examples:
  • For the singular feminine:
  • For the dual:
  • For the masculine plural:
  • For the feminine plural:
  • In all the above mentioned examples we notice that (lā) of the negated imperative لا النَّاهية can only precede the present verb, and it put it in the jussive case, and in the prohibitive meaning.