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    Is there a difference?

    Is there a difference between these two sentences:
    "he has from every fruit".
    "he has of every fruit".

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Is there a difference?

    They are not correct sentences because they don't start with a capital letter. Also, their meaning is obscure. What are you trying to say?

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    Re: Is there a difference?

    The first sentence is a part of this text:
    "Would one of you like to have a garden of palm trees and grapevines underneath which rivers flow in which he has from every fruit? But he is afflicted with old age and has weak offspring, and it is hit by a whirlwind containing fire and is burned. Thus does Allah make clear to you [His] verses that you might give thought".

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    #4

    Re: Is there a difference?

    Can anybody give me a hand?

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    #5

    Re: Is there a difference?

    This is a poetic translation of a poetic text. It is therefore not easy to correct one part into acceptable standard English.

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    Re: Is there a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    This is a poetic translation of a poetic text. It is therefore not easy to correct one part into acceptable standard English.
    It isn't a poetic text.
    It is a translation of a verse in the HOLY QURAN.

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    Re: Is there a difference?

    Not a teacher.

    My copy of the Qur'an says: "Would any of you to have a garden with date-palms and vines, with rivers flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruits for him therein, while he is striken with old age, and his children are weak, ..."

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    Re: Is there a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by khalidmfy View Post
    It isn't a poetic text.
    It is a translation of a verse in the HOLY QURAN.
    I don't speak Arabic, but my understanding is that at least some of rhe Quran is written in a poetic style.

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    Re: Is there a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanislaw.masny View Post
    Not a teacher.

    My copy of the Qur'an says: "Would any of you to have a garden with date-palms and vines, with rivers flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruits for him therein, while he is striken with old age, and his children are weak, ..."
    This is a translation of Mohammed M. Pickthall.

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