Lesson 2.11 (page 1 of 3)

The Past Tense

Past tense verbs are built on the fat-h or , meaning the basic make up of the vowel of a past tense verb is a . The three letter past singular male form of a verb is the root for all other forms of the same word. Arabic grammar takes the verb “to do” or as it is in the past tense singular male form,, “he did”, to demonstrate the changes that take place from the root to other forms. Every example for each essential make up with is a derivative of the root . The following chart has the different past tense forms of the verb .

I did
You did [masculine singular]
You did [feminine singular]
2nd personal dual [masculine&feminine]
3rd personal dual [masculine]
3rd personal dual [feminine]