An Analysis of Errors in English Writing: A Case Study the Third Semester Students of UBSI


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Title An Analysis of Errors in English Writing: A Case Study the Third Semester Students of UBSI
Creator Nurmalia, Lia
Nuraeni, Cicih
Subject Linguistics; Error Analysis; Writing
Description The objectives of this research are to know the errors in the third semester students’ writing of Bina Sarana Informatika University and the most frequent error. It is concerned to the grammatical and semantic and substance errors. The data is analyzed by using James’ theory in (Mungungu, 2010). The findings show that errors done by the students are spelling 50.9%, fragment 15.7%, punctuation 9.8%, adjective 3%, subject- verb agreement 3.9%, preposition 3.9%, capitalization 3.9%, tenses 2%, verb 2%, literal translation 2%. It can be concluded that the most frequent error is spelling. It because the students missed a letter, added more letter in a word, and exchange the letter. While In grammatical category, the most frequent error is fragment. It is because the most students do not put a subject in a sentence.
Publisher Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia Universitas Andalas
Date 2021-04-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source JURNAL ARBITRER; Vol 8, No 1 (2021); 46-50
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Lia Nurmalia, Cicih Nuraeni

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