Grammatical Errors Committed by the English Department Students in Writing an Argumentative Essay
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- Grammatical Error, Causes of Error, Argumentative Essay
This research aims at investigating the types and causes of grammatical errors made by the English department students. In learning writing essay, the students are expected to be able to write a good essay with some aspects, in the fact they still had problems even errors in writing. Error is common for English as foreign language students, but if the errors are not detected earlier, the uncorrected errors may become a permanent error or “fossilization”. Hence, the errors should be detected. The type of the research is a descriptive research. The data were all types and causes of grammatical errors made by the students in writing argumentative essay. The source of data was the results of students writing test. Then, the sample was the fourth semester students of English department of Universitas Negeri Padang consisting of 20 students. The data were collected by using writing test. The findings show that the students have some errors in writing argumentative essay. They are misordering errors, omission errors, misformation errors, and addition errors of some grammatical aspects; verb tenses, modal auxiliaries, passive voice, “be & have”, gerund, singular and plural, pronoun and preposition. Then, the causes of grammatical errors are interlingual error and intralingual errors which divided into four indicators; false concept hypothesized, ignorance of rule restriction, overgeneralization, and incomplete application of rule.
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TY - CONF AU - Armila Depega AU - Jufrizal PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/19 TI - Grammatical Errors Committed by the English Department Students in Writing an Argumentative Essay BT - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA-2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 195 EP - 199 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200819.038 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200819.038 ID - Depega2020 ER -