Analyzing verb pattern in reading text of English national examination 2008 at senior high school based on Hornby’s theory

Mas’ulah, Wahibatul (2008) Analyzing verb pattern in reading text of English national examination 2008 at senior high school based on Hornby’s theory. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Abstract

The study studies about verb pattern in reading texts of English National Examination at senior high school. Verb patterns are grammatical rules of verb pattern proposed by Hornby’s theory. They are divided into twenty-five patterns. Patterns 1 up to 5 are verb used intransitively and pattern 6 up to 25 are verb used transitively. This study is very important to be conducted because verb pattern is the most important pattern of sentence that is connected with tenses in grammatical form of verb. Furthermore, this study is focused on analyzing verb patterns in the reading texts of English national examination in the academic year 2008 because English national examination 2008 is the latest examination and still up to date. Besides that, the more actual and fresh data hopefully can be obtained.

In order to bring this study into its purpose, the writer formulates two problems: (1) what verb patterns are found in reading texts of English national examination in Indonesia in the 2008 academic year at senior high school? and (2) What verb patterns are mostly found in reading texts in English national examination in Indonesia in the 2008 academic year at senior high school?

The objectives of this study are describing the verb patterns found and mostly found in reading texts in English national examination in Indonesia in the 2008 academic year at senior high school.

Studying on verb patterns are closely related to the form of word in texts that is why the design of this study is library study, which the method used is descriptive qualitative. In this study, the writer tries to identify, classify, describe, and tabulate the verb patterns found in reading texts which are obtained from the English national examination at senior high school.

The data of this study were taken from English national examination in senior high school in the 2008 academic year. The instruments of this study are the writer herself and field notes to capture the collected data.

The result of analysis shows that among 25 verb patterns proposed by Hornby’s theory, there are 17 verb patterns found in reading texts in English national examination in the 2008 academic year at senior high school and the verb patterns mostly found is verb pattern 6 (VP6) which has pattern (S + vt + noun/pronoun). This study also shows that all of the reading texts studied are appropriate with the verb patterns proposed by Hornby’s theory.

Based on the discussion above, the writer would like to suggest to the further researchers who want to analyze the same topic of this thesis. They should do better and use other theories that can support and complete the theories of the writer used. Finally, the writer hopes that this thesis will be useful for the reader and researcher who want to make a research in the same topic with broader analysis, but on different aspect.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Sari, Rina
Keywords: Verb Pattern; English National Examination
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 15:07
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 15:07
URI: http://etheses.uin-malang.ac.id/id/eprint/4716

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