THE GAIN OF INFLECTIONAL MORPHEMES IN STUDENTS’ ESSAY AT THE THIRD SEMESTER OF ENGLISH EDUCATION PROGRAM OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH SORONG
The objective of this research was to find out what types of inflectional morphemes the students had used. The data was analyzed through the following steps:(1) calculating the inflectional morphemes found in the students' essay (2) making the percentage of the presence of inflectional morphemes taken from the three types of writing task (3) compare the more dominant presence of the morphemes among the three types of writing task. This research is conducted for (4) writing meeting at the third semester of English Education Program. They use different number of inflections with different writing strategy. The finding about the best writing strategy and the strategy of acquiring inflection are expected to improve the students’ skill in writing. The result of meeting one (-s1=5, - s2=57, -s3=15, -ing1=33, -ed=6, -en=23,-est=2, -er=6) with total inflection is 146 with a percentage of 19.3; The result of meeting two (s1=3, -s2=115, -s3=5, -ing1=47, -ed=7, -en=13,-est=4, -er= 7) with total inflection is 201 with a percentage of 26.5; The conclusion is the appearance of the dominant inflection is the Plural inflection. From the result, the students can learn how to apply the morphemes in appropriate contexts and use of inflectional morphemes based on the contexts.
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