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28. The Pual Stem - Strong Verbs

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  1. Read this chapter from beginning to end, but do not study it carefully until you have listened to the lecture. First, study the meaning of the Pual stem in 28.2. The Pual stem is the passive counterpart of the Piel stem. As a general observation, whatever a verb means in the Piel - simply make it passive in the Pual.

  2. Listen to Gary's full lecture

  3. Read the chapter. The diagnostic points of spelling for the Pual Perfect, Imperfect, and Participle are clearly presented in 28.3-8 and summarized in 28.9

  4. Listen to the vocabulary (Biblical examples)


Please complete the following exercises:

  1. Parsing: 1-15 on pp. 227-228

  2. More Diagnostics: 1-7 on p. 228

  3. Translations: 1-9 on pp. 228-229


  1. Exercise 1 (page 227)

  2. Exercise 4 (page 228)

  3. Exercise 5 (page 228)

Correct your homework with the answer key


  1. What diagnostic feature distinguishes the Pual strong from a Piel strong verb?

  2. True or False. Like the Piel, the Pual has an Imperative conjugation.

  3. All strong Pual conjugations have a diagnostic __________ under the 1st consonant of the verbal root and a __________ in the 2nd consonant.

  4. Have you observed the following with respect to what Piel and Pual verbs have in common?

  • both double the second root consonant in each conjugation

  • both have a Shewa preformative vowel in the Imperfect

  • both have a m prefix with Shewa in the Participle


The quiz for this chapter is included in Chapter 29.

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