Errors in Simple Present Tense Commonly Committed by Students of UNIVET

Ribka Harun, Katharina Rustipa


English is considered important to learn because of its influence. However in Indonesia, English is categorized as a foreign language. The differences between English and Bahasa Indonesia make error unavoidable. This research is conducted to know which type of errors that most of the students make in using simple present tense and the factors why the students find learning simple present tense difficult. In conducting this research, mixed method was used to collect data from 18 students in the fourth semester of Veteran University. The data was collected from the result of the test and questionnaire given which will be used to answer the research question related. The findings of this research are there are 63% errors of misformation which most of the students make in using simple present tense and the lack of awareness which takes a great role in making simple present tense is difficult to learn. Thus from the results, we can conclude that the students mostly made misformation error and need to be aware regarding the importance of English.


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