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تم بناء المسجد قبل ست مئة عــــــام

the word tamma means what?
and why don't we just make the word بناء in past tense

بني المسجد قبل ست مئة عام

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    I don't think there is a difference in the meaning between the tow sentences.

    the word (tamma) gives the sentence the past tense,but you can't use it in the second sentence.what sentence to use depends on the context .If the context tells you when the Mosque has been started to be built,then use the first sentence with (tamma) to tell when the building has been finished.

    we use this word to informe that our job is " done "

    تم بناء المسجد قبل ست مئة عام
    almost use "tamma" for the work done ,so there the mosque already built before 600 year's
    but
    if you want to use that sentence with out tamma then you should say
    بُنِيَ المسجد قبل ست مئة عام
    بُنِيَ=> "buneya" Add Vibrio in the first letter and the hole in the end of the word
    but if the mosque already in front of you while you speaking then use
    بُنِيَ هذا المسجد قبل ست مئة عام
    and with tamma it will be
    تم بناء هذا المسجد قبل ست مئة عام
    or
    لقد تم بناء هذا المسجد قبل ست مئة عام

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