STUDENTS ERROR IN WRITING REPORTED SPEECH (A Case Study at the Eleventh Grade of SMK Ma’arif Nu Kajen)

  • Doni Saputra Universitas Pekalongan
Keywords: grammar, error analysis, reported speech


Language is use for communication with other people. communicate with other people we can use writing and speaking. However, in language have grammar structure to make easy the receiver to understand what the message want to deliver. Grammar in simple way is a set of word and then combine and arrange become a sentence. In the part of grammar there is material talk about reported speech. is a means of expressing content statement, question or other utterances, without quoting them explicitly as is done in direct speech. However, the students sometime make error. The error make by the student the analyzed. The error analysis always occurs in grammar. The data analysed are exercise consist of 10 question. The method used is descriptive qualitative. The results of this research is the student make error in vocabulary, error in use “to be” and “auxiliary” and error in use pronoun. There is some factor why student makes error: internal factor come from the student is mastering in vocabulary, how quickly student can understand the explanation from teacher and how clearly the teacher explaining the material to the student.