Students Ability in Producing the Sentences of Simple Present Tense at STMIK Musi Rawas

  • Herlina Herlina STMIK MUSI RAWAS
  • Maria Ramasari STKIP PGRI Lubuklinggau


This research aimed to find out the students  ability in producing the sentences of simple present tense at STMIK Musi Rawas. The research was a qualitative study. As stated in findings, it interpreted that there were 34 students (62.91 percent) in the low category. Thus, there were 15 students (27.50 percent) in the good category. Finally, there were 5 students (9.59 percent) in the excellent category. Hence, it can be concluded that students ability in producing the sentences of simple present tense was still low. It showed that many students still got difficulties in producing the sentences of simple present tense especially for verb in third person singular as the subject pronoun.

Keywords: students ability, simple present tense, sentences


Azar, S. B. (2002). Understanding and Using English Grammar. New York: Pearson Edition.

Arikunto, S. (2010). Dasar-Dasar Evaluasi Pendidikan. Jakarta: Bumi Aksara.

Ary, Donald, Jacobs, C. Luci and Sorensen, Chris. (2010). Introduction to Research in Education. New York: Nelson Education, Ltd.

Bryman, Alan. (2002). Triangulation. United Kingdom: Loughborough University.

DeCapua, A. (2008). Grammar for Teachers. New York: Springer.

Downing, A. (2006). English Grammar: A University Course. New York: Prentice Hall International.

Dutwin, P. (2010). English Grammar Demystified: A Self -Teaching Guide. United States: McGraw-Hill.

Fachruddin. (1975). Learning The English Language. Palembang: Offset Usaha Baru.

Greenbaum, S. and Nelson, G. (2002). An Introduction to English grammar. London: Pearson Education.

Guion, A. L., Diehl, D. C. & McDonald, D. (2012). Triangulation: Establishing the Validity of Qualitative Studies. USA: University of Florida.

Hail, C., Hurst, B. C. & Deanne. (2006). Peer Debriefing: Teachers’ Reflective Practices for Professional Growth. E-Journal of Critical Questions in Education, 2(2).

Harmer, J. (2007). The Practice of English language Teaching. United Kingdom: Longman, Inc.

Hudson, R. (2003). English Grammar. London: Taylor & Francis e-Library.

Lincoln, YS and Guba, EG. (1985). Naturalistic Inquiry. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Manser, M. H. (1995). Oxford Learners Pocket Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press.

Murphy, R. (2004). English Grammar in Use with Answers. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Oshima & Hogue. (2006). Writing Academic English Fourth Edition. USA: Addition Wesley Publishing Company.

Sudjiono, Annas. (2012). Pengantar Statistik Pendidikan. Jakarta: PT. Raja Grafindo Persada.

Swick, Ed. (2010). English Verbs and Essentials of Grammar for ESL Learners. United States: McGraw-Hill.

Syahri, I. (2010). Conversation Analysis. Palembang: Tunas Gemilang Press.

Toago, P. A. (2013). The Ability of Students to Apply Simple Present Tense in Descriptive Text. E-Journal of English Language Teaching Society (ELTS), 1(2), 1-11.

Walker, E. & Elsworth, S. (2000). New Grammar Practice for Pre-Intermediate Students. Malaysia: Longman.
Abstract viewed = 14646 times
pdf downloaded = 206 times