THE ANALYSIS OF GRAMMATICAL ERROR IN WRITING RECOUNT TEXT USING SURFACE TAXONOMY STRATEGY

Eka Nur Solikha, Diana Rahmawati Rozak

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The objectives of the study are to know the most common grammatical errors made by the tenth grade students of SMK Muhammadiyah kota Cirebon in recount text writing, and to identify the causes of the errors. The sample of this research is 18 students. The method which is used in this research is descriptive analysis. Firstly, students were given essay test about recount text. Afterwards, the data were collected, identified, and then classified based on grammatical classification. The result of the study showed that verb tense is the most grammatical error made by the students. Based on the analysis of the grammatical errors, four types of errors were found. The numbers of errors of omission are 18 errors with the percentage of 41.86%. Then the second common error is misformation with total errors 16 errors or 37.20%. The third error is addition with 5 errors or 11.62%. And the last is misordering with 4 errors or 9.30%. It can be concluded that most students of SMK Muhammadiyah kota Cirebon got wrong in omission and misformation. And the sources of errors, two types of errors affected the occurrence of students’ errors. These two errors are as follows. Intralingual error was found 16 errors or 8.42% and interlingual error was found 3 errors or 1.57%. Based on the result, it is figured out that the students were creative in constructing English sentences and still have difficulties in learning grammatical structures in writing process.

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