Constructing question sentences in simple present using WH question by English Department students of IAIN Palangka Raya

Rizki Ansyari


The fundamental purposes of this study were to describe the types and causes of errors by the eighth-semester students at constructing wh-question sentences. The research was conducted in State Islamic Institute of Palangka Raya for the English education department student who had passed the structure III. The types and causes of errors were analyzed by Dulay’s theory but the data were also found by doing the semi-structured interview. The writer used qualitative research and descriptive approach supported by quantitative data. In collecting the data the researcher used some techniques, namely: (1) test and (2) interview. Then the researcher analyzed the data used several techniques, namely: (1) identifying errors, (2) describing errors, (3) explaining errors, (4) errors evaluation. The subjects of this study were 10 English education department students who had passed structure III.


constructing question sentences; simple present; WH-question

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