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Past Tense Verb Forms

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

PluralDualSingular
Third Person(They wrote)كَتَبُوا(They wrote)كَتَبَا(He wrote) كَتَبَM
(They wrote) كَتَبْنَ(They wrote)كَتَبَتَا(She wrote) كَتَبَتْF
Second Person(You wrote) كَتَبّتُم(You wrote)كَتَبْتٌما(You wrote) كَتَبْتَM
(You wrote) كَتَبْتُنَّ(You wrote)كَتَبْتُمَا(You wrote) كَتَبْتِF
First Person(We wrote)كَتَبْنَا(I wrote) كَتَبْتُM & 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.