Is it permissible to learn dikduk of Biblical Hebrew on tish’ah b’av or is it considered learning Torah?

If a grammar or book one is using to learn dikduk quotes pesukim or phrases from תנ״ך to show examples of the grammar rules being discussed is that considered learning Torah and asur on tish’ah b’av? Since the examples are being used to support the points of grammar and not for the sake of learning Torah per se would this be permissible and not be considered Torah study?

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    Related question which I thought you were going to ask: can you learn the Minchas Shai on Eicha? I suspect no, unless you need it to understand the concepts of the sefer (e.g. lack of dageish in על כן לנידה היתה).
    – Heshy
    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:41
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    Do you enjoy it? At some point, if your having a blast then it doesn't really matter if it's on a formal list or not.
    – Double AA
    Jul 16, 2018 at 11:29
  • A few years back I asked my Rav if I could practice laining on Tisha B'av, and he said no. My feeling is that dikduk is somewhat parallel to practicing laining. Jul 16, 2018 at 14:24
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    @Heshy Isn’t one also allowed to learn all the commentaries on Eicha and other tish’ah b’av permissible material?
    – הבלשן
    Jul 16, 2018 at 14:41


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