An Error Analysis on the Use of Preposition on Students’ Writing Descriptive Text

  • Hasrat Sozanolo Harefa IKIP Gunungsitoli
  • Roy Martin Laoli IKIP Gunungsitoli
Keywords: Error Analysis, Preposition, Descriptive Text


Students with different first languages will make an error when learning a second language or foreign language. It occurs in spoken or written form. The purpose of the research is to analyze the type of errors that is made by the tenth grade of Agriculture Department in SMK Negeri 1 Gunungsitoli Alo’oa in using the preposition in writing descriptive text.. The research uses Corder’s theory of error classification namely, omission, addition, misformation, and misordering. As the result, misformation is the most frequently error that made by the students where 56 errors or 57.14% of the total errors, the omission are 26 errors or 26.53%, the addition are 10 errors or 10.21%, and misordering are 6 errors or 6.12%. In conclusion, the students of the tenth grade of Agriculture Department of SMK Negeri 1 Gunungsitoli Alo’oa still committed errors in using the preposition in writing descriptive.


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