Grammar Errors In English

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Chapter Two Literature Review Introduction This chapter reviews the literature related to grammar errors in using simple past tense in English. The review aims to discover the literature related to some grammar problems that face students of English as a foreign language when learning the past simple tense. The review of the literature covers the most recent studies on English grammar problems for EFL learners related to my study. 2.1 Grammar and Writing Writing skill is the process of producing meaning using the graphic symbols of a given language arranged in many different ways to form the units of meaning staring from the morpheme to the discourse in order to construct a context for communication (Zamel, 1985). The ability to write and…show more content…
The verb form delineates time (tense) which show past, present, or future time (Davis & Liss 2006). One of the aspects of accuracy is the usage of accurate tense based on the type of the sentence because every tense has definite functions in a given context which may be considered incorrect in another different context (Master 1996, Davis and Liss 2006, Roehampton 2008). Errors and Language Learning Errors are defined as “the flawed side of learner speech or writing. They are those parts of conversation or composition that deviate from some selected norm of mature language performance” (Dulay et al., 1982, p. 138). Brown (2001) asserted that there is a significant difference between mistakes and error where mistakes is the results of performance while errors is the result of competence due to lack of understanding the required knowledge or a gap in the learner competence. Furthermore, errors is considered or deemed an acceptable by the native speaker of such a language. Mistakes may caused by the strain, lack of attention, or laziness, but the learner can easily self-correct them if he detects them (Erdogan,…show more content…
It is believed that error analysis provides information about the learner’s points of strength and points of weakness and the sources and causes of making such errors. A considerable amount of research has been conducted for analyzing the language learners’ errors, its kinds and reasons and resources (e.g., Dulay & Burt, 1974; El-Sayed, 1982; Politzer & Ramirez, 1973; Scott & Tucker, 1974). Analyzing learners errors is of an prominent technique that does many significant jobs for teachers and learners like describing and explaining such errors in the learners’ process of acquiring the language. The error analysis can help the teachers identify the sources of these errors and the reasons for these errors which in turn assist them in adopting the accurate remedy and give the teacher’s insight about the future of the instruction process (Sompong,

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