ERRORS MADE BY THE FOURTH SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG IN USING MODAL AUXILIARY

FATMAWATI, EKA (2008) ERRORS MADE BY THE FOURTH SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG IN USING MODAL AUXILIARY. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Modal auxiliary is one of the difficult grammatical components in learning English as an ESL/EFL because the students found some difficulties in distinguishing between modal auxiliary and the simple present tense. They tend to add -s ending in modal auxiliary. Based on the consideration above, it is important to analyze the type of errors and the frequency of the errors made by the fourth semester students in using modal auxiliaries at UMM. This study used descriptive research design because it was basically aimed at describing the errors made by the fourth semester students of English Department in using modal auxiliary. The population of this study was the fourth semester students; 36 students were taken as the sample of this study by using proportional random sampling. The data were obtained from the result of the test on modal auxiliaries. After collecting and analyzing the data, it was found that 267 errors were made by the fourth semester students. They were 64 (23.97%) errors in omission; in this case, the students omitted an item that must appear in a well-form sentence, 32 (11.96%) errors in addition; in this case, the students presented an item which must not appear in a sentence, 77 (28.84%) errors in misformation; in this case, the students used a wrong form of modal auxiliaries, and 94 (35.20%) errors in misordering; in this case, the students put modal auxiliaries in an incorrect order. Based on the percentage of each type of errors made by the students, it was found out that the highest frequency of the errors was misordering error (35.20%). It can be concluded that the fourth semester students of English Department at UMM still had problems in using modal auxiliaries, it was proved that they still made errors in using modal auxiliaries and the highest frequency of error was misordering error.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Anggit Aldila
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 03:20
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 03:20
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/3967

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