Past Tense Verb Forms

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The past tense verbs are divided into different forms based on person, gender and number.

Plural Dual Singular
Third Person (They wrote)كَتَبُوا (They wrote)كَتَبَا (He wrote) كَتَبَ M
(They wrote) كَتَبْنَ (They wrote)كَتَبَتَا (She wrote) كَتَبَتْ F
Second Person (You wrote) كَتَبّتُم (You wrote)كَتَبْتٌما (You wrote) كَتَبْتَ M
(You wrote) كَتَبْتُنَّ (You wrote)كَتَبْتُمَا (You wrote) كَتَبْتِ F
First Person (We wrote)كَتَبْنَا (I wrote) كَتَبْتُ M & F

M: Male F: Female

Examples of Usage:

قَرَأَ الطَّالِبُ الكِتَابَ

The student read the book.

قَرَأَتْ الطَّالِبَةُ الكِتَابَ

The student (female) read the book

الطَّالباتُ قرأْنَ الكِتابَ

The students (female) read the book.

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