Vol 8 (2023): June (in progress)
Education

Grammatical Error Analysis Using Simple Present Tense in Writing Descriptive Text by Seventh Grade Students
Analisis Kesalahan Tata Bahasa Menggunakan Simple Present Tense dalam Menulis Teks Descriptive Oleh Siswa Kelas VII


Azza Hikmiawati
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia
Vidya Mandarani
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia *

(*) Corresponding Author
Published June 26, 2023
Keywords
  • Error,
  • Simple Present Tense,
  • Descriptive Text
How to Cite
Hikmiawati, A., & Mandarani, V. (2023). Grammatical Error Analysis Using Simple Present Tense in Writing Descriptive Text by Seventh Grade Students. Academia Open, 8, 10.21070/acopen.8.2023.4537. https://doi.org/10.21070/acopen.8.2023.4537

Abstract

Simple present tense is a tense that should be mastered correctly by seventh grade students of SMP Muhammadiyah 10. Simple present tense is used in daily activities when using English. Descriptive text is text that is used to describe somethide by students and the dominant errors in the use of the simple present tense when writing descriptive texts. The method used in this research is qualitative method. This method is used because the data is processed by technique data analysis. The population of data is from all seventh grade students of SMP Muhammadiyah 10, which consists of 45 students from two different classes. After being identified, there are 37 student’s exercise results which will then be analyzed. In collecting data, the researcher used the results of students' writing in using the simple present tense when writing descriptive texts. From the results, it can be seen that omission errors is 46.90%, addition errors is 16.04%, misformation errors is 27.16%, and misordering errors is 9.90%. It can be concluded that the dominant error in the use of the simple present tense in writing descriptive texts is omission with 38 errors or 46.90%.

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