Analysing Errors Committed by Iraqi Students of English in Recognizing Existential There from the Adverbial There
Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense,
2009, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 9-14
AbstractThis paper proves by a test how Iraqi students of English face difficulty in distinguishing between existential there and adverbial there, though both can occur initially in the English sentence. The test is applied on fourth year students / university of Babylon, college of education , dept. of English. The test shows high percentage of errors committed (about 93%) on the recognition level. However, the paper begins with shedding some light on the nature of existential there and how it is different from adverbial there. Then, the paper focuses on the interpretation of students’ errors in this area and arrives at certain conclusions. Finally, a number of recommendations are presented in the light of the arrived results.
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