Vol 15, No 1 (2017): TEKNOSASTIK

An Analysis of Gerund and To Infinitive in Argumentative Essays

Grace Mekaria Unggul (Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia)
Ingatan Gulö (Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia)

Article Info

Publish Date
13 Jun 2017


This article is about gerund and to infinitive usages made by students in their argumentative essays. The research identified grammatical problems occurred in argumentative essays. The theories of Dulay about errors and Harmer about grammar were used. The writers used taxonomies in classifying errors into four types which are omission, addition, misformation and misordering. The method used was library research. In collecting the data, the researchers used students’ papers taken from two classes of a university. The writers concluded that the most common problem in using gerund and to infinitive is misformation. Students found it difficult to use gerunds and to infinitives. It also showed that practice is needed to solve the grammatical problems faced by the students.

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Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media


Jurnal Teknosastik (P-ISSN: 1412-9655, E-ISSN: 2656-6842) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published in Indonesia by the Faculty of Arts and Education, Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia. This journal aims to facilitate and promote the dissemination of scholarly information on research and ...