The Problem of Using Ergative Verb in Writing

Iqbal Azis, 170203003 (2021) The Problem of Using Ergative Verb in Writing. Masters thesis, UIN Ar-Raniry.

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This study aims to analyze student’s problem of using the ergative verb in writing and to identify how students use it in writing correctly. This research uses the qualitative method with document analysis technique and interview as instrument of study to collect the data from all respondents. The subjects of this research were 15 essay writing papers of student in Grammar & Communication class. The finding of this study showed that (1) there are three problem categories that were looked into are the following: First, morphological error with its type of error. They are omission, addition, misinformation and disordering; Second, syntactic error with its type of error. They are word order and tense error; Third, lexical error with its type of error. They are misspelling, unergative verb and article error. (2) there are three ways of student in using ergative verb in writing: First, “identifying”, “analyzing” and “adjusting” ergative verbs. Second, using the table or list of ergative verbs; Third, following the pattern of ergative itself. In conclusion, this study indicated that most of ESL students in Department of English Language Education at UIN Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh, especially the year of 2018, are still unfamiliar with ergative verbs while they often use them in academic study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Sociology and Anthropology (Sosiologi dan Antropologi) > 370 Education (Pendidikan)
400 Languages (Bahasa)
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > S1 Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Iqbal Azis Iqbal
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 02:36
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 02:36

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