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 Post subject: Verses 3:67-68
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 07:51 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:67-68
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2009, 14:56 
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{3:67} Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to God]. And he was not of the polytheists.

{3:68} Indeed, the most worthy of Abraham among the people are those who followed him [in submission to God] and this prophet, and those who believe [in his message]. And God is the ally of the believers.

Great translation but I'd make minor edits. "submitting to God" is an explanatory note rather than an interjection, so I'd put in parentheses. The interjection "in his message" is redundant. So, I suggest,

{3:67} Abraham was not a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim (submitting to God), and was not of the polytheists.

{3:68} Verily, the most worthy of Abraham among the people are those who followed him (in submission to God) and this prophet, and those who have believed (in Islam). And God is the ally of the believers.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:67-68
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Linguistic wrote:
"submitting to God" is an explanatory note rather than an interjection, so I'd put in parentheses.

One of those days, I'll figure out the difference. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:67-68
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Pragmatic wrote:
Linguistic wrote:
"submitting to God" is an explanatory note rather than an interjection, so I'd put in parentheses.

One of those days, I'll figure out the difference. :D

Let me try. An interjection is sort of like a fill-in-the-blank. If you remove it, the sentence becomes less readable or syntactically incorrect. Explanatory notes in parentheses can be replaced by footnotes. They can be removed without affecting the readability or grammar of the sentence.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:67-68
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Linguistic wrote:
Pragmatic wrote:
Linguistic wrote:
"submitting to God" is an explanatory note rather than an interjection, so I'd put in parentheses.

One of those days, I'll figure out the difference. :D

Let me try. An interjection is sort of like a fill-in-the-blank. If you remove it, the sentence becomes less readable or syntactically incorrect. Explanatory notes in parentheses can be replaced by footnotes. They can be removed without affecting the readability or grammar of the sentence.

You mean:

An interjection is [sort of] like a fill-in-the-blank. If you remove it, the sentence becomes less readable (or syntactically incorrect). Explanatory notes [in parentheses] can be replaced by footnotes. They can be removed without affecting the readability or grammar of the sentence.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:67-68
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 17:17 
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LOL! You [finally] got it (understood it).

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:67-68
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LOL! You [finally] got it (understood it).

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