AN ANALYSIS OF SIMPLE PAST TENSE ERRORS OF THE FIRST SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF MUHAMMADIYAH UNIVERSITY IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014

SURYATI, MEY (2014) AN ANALYSIS OF SIMPLE PAST TENSE ERRORS OF THE FIRST SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF MUHAMMADIYAH UNIVERSITY IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014. Bachelor thesis, UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH PURWOKERTO.

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Abstract

The aims of this research were to find out: 1) the students‟ level of competence in using simple past tense, 2) the types of errors made by the students of using simple past tense. This research was descriptive. The data was taken on 3rd January 2014 in the first semester students of English Department of Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto in academic year 2013/2014. Thirty four respondents were chosen as the sample. The technique used to collect the data was test in the form of sentence translation from Indonesian to English. After analyzing the data, it was revealed that the mean of students‟ competence in using simple past tense was 57.45%. It indicated that the students‟ competence in using simple past tense belonged to fair category. It was also revealed that the errors made by students in using simple past tense were in four error types, namely overgeneralization, ignorance of rule restrictions, incomplete application of rules, and false concept hypothesis. It was proved by the result of each error; overgeneralization were 6.62%, ignorance of rule restrictions were 12.5%, incomplete application of rules were 8.61%, and false concept hypothesis were 33.97%.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Additional Information: Supervisors: Dr. Furqanul Aziez, M.Pd. and Drs. Bambang Suroso, M.Hum.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simple Past Tense; Regular and Irregular Past Verb
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Danarto Kh
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 03:33
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 03:33
URI: http://repository.ump.ac.id/id/eprint/570

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