Common Mistakes of English Made by the Undergraduate Students at English Department Universitas NU Surabaya, Indonesia

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Djuwari, Mujad Didien Afandi, Edi Pujo Basuki, Tiyas Saputri, Nailul Authar, Novi Rahmania Aquariza


Learning English as a second language (ESL) for the students of non-natïve speakers requies lot of time and practice. They never use Englihs in their daily lives. They use English when they are in he classof English. This study attempts to explore the common mistakes made by the students of nglish department at Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya (UNUSA) Indonesia. The data weretaken from 12 papers as their assigments they submitted for the requiements of the passing grade. These ten papers were selected purposively that the stduents took thesubject of Article and Journal Publication during one semester, semester 4.    Each article was taken only one page of Introduction with the assumption that this section is written with their own original thought as the starting point in a paper writing. The data were classified into five categories such as(1) Pasive be, (2) Agreement ubjetc_ Vebrs, (3) Relative Clause, (4) Head-Modifer), and (5) Dangling. It was found that the mistakes that are dominantly made are Agreement Subject+ Verbs and Relative Clase. A recommendation can be done by emphasizing the practice onthese two types of mistkeas so that the students can master them better.

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