جاء زيد وعمرو وبكر

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Kazi Spears

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English
Hi, everyone! In sentence like جاء زيد وعمرو وبكر do you say that Bakr is ma3toof on Amr or on Zayd?
 
  • ammarsa25

    Senior Member
    Arabic (Egyptian & MSA)
    If "واو العطف" is used, then all of the words are ma3toof on the first word. Amr and Bakr are ma3toof on Zayd.
    If you are using "ثم" or "ف", then the word is ma3toof on the preceding words. E.g.
    جاء زيد وعمرو ثم بكر
    Amr is ma3toof on Zayd. Bakr is ma3toof on Amr.
     

    Ali Smith

    Senior Member
    Urdu - Pakistan
    Yeah, it would make no sense to say that the third word is معطوف on the first if they are separated by two ف's or two ثم's. For instance,

    جاء زيد ثم عمرو ثم بكر

    By the way, ammarsa25, is there any harm in saying that the third word is معطوف on the second even if they (the second and third) have و between them? For example, جاء زيد وعمرو وبكر
     

    ammarsa25

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    Arabic (Egyptian & MSA)
    is there any harm in saying that the third word is معطوف on the second even if they (the second and third) have و between them? For example, جاء زيد وعمرو وبكر
    He says that Zayd, Amr and Bakr came, who came first? or who came after whom? we don't know. So I don't think it will affect anything.
     
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