Grammatical Analysis of Fifth Semester Students Essay on Microsoft Office Grammar Checker


  • Muhammad Alkamillah


grammatical error, Microsoft office grammar checker


The objective of this research was to describe the types of grammatical error analyzed by Microsoft office grammar checker 2013 in essay writing at fifth semester student of English education study program in university of UMB. All of the essay on fifth semester student in the academic year of 2016/2017 was the object of this research. 71 essays from all the student has been collected for this research. The design of this research was descriptive qualitative method. The instrument of this research was Microsoft office word grammar checker 2103. The data has been tabulated into grammatical rules on Microsoft office grammar checker 2013 which categorized the grammatical error into capitalization, fragments and runs on, misused word, negation, noun phrase, possessive and plurals, punctuation, questions, relative clause, subject verb agreements, and verb phrase. The data was analyzed by checking all the possibility of the grammatical error on student essay writing using Microsoft office grammar checker 2013. The result of this research showed that the type of grammatical error in fifth semester student essay analyzed by Microsoft office grammar checker 2103 were on capitalization, fragments, misused word, possessive and plural, punctuation and subject verb agreement. Moreover, the weaknesses of this program were not able to check the pronoun capitalization error and runs-on sentence.


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