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Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students

Abid Karam, Abdul Hamid, Syed Shujaat, Ali Ghani Rahman.

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The present study is an attempt to analyze the problems faced by undergraduate students in the acquisition of English nouns. The Classification of English nouns is as diverse and varied as English Grammar. The researcher in the present study examines how nouns are a source of confusion for students of English as second language learners. This study investigates the errors and also classifies the types of errors made by second language learners. A proficiency test was designed for data collection. The data was collected from a sample of 136 undergraduate students studying in 5th, 6th and 7th semesters from English as well as other departments of Hazara University, Mansehra. The results were statistically analyzed and the problems in the form of errors were pointed out. The results show that grammatical category of gender was less problematic than number and case. The undergraduate students faced problems in learning English nouns mainly due to the studentsí lack of knowledge. The problems in the correct use of syntactic plural, gender pronoun and the special case of she, constant polarity tags, collective nouns, semantic anomaly and imperative interrogative tags were most prominent in the data

Key words: nouns, , semantic anomaly, syntactic plurality, question tags, grammatical categories.


 
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Karam A, Hamid A, Shujaat S, Rahman AG. Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students. EEO. 2021; 20(6): 318-334. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35


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Karam A, Hamid A, Shujaat S, Rahman AG. Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students. http://ilkogretim-online.org//?mno=86123 [Access: June 06, 2021]. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35


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Karam A, Hamid A, Shujaat S, Rahman AG. Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students. EEO. 2021; 20(6): 318-334. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Karam A, Hamid A, Shujaat S, Rahman AG. Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students. EEO. (2021), [cited June 06, 2021]; 20(6): 318-334. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35



Harvard Style

Karam, A., Hamid, . A., Shujaat, . S. & Rahman, . A. G. (2021) Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students. EEO, 20 (6), 318-334. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35



Turabian Style

Karam, Abid, Abdul Hamid, Syed Shujaat, and Ali Ghani Rahman. 2021. Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students. Elementary Education Online, 20 (6), 318-334. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35



Chicago Style

Karam, Abid, Abdul Hamid, Syed Shujaat, and Ali Ghani Rahman. "Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students." Elementary Education Online 20 (2021), 318-334. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Karam, Abid, Abdul Hamid, Syed Shujaat, and Ali Ghani Rahman. "Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students." Elementary Education Online 20.6 (2021), 318-334. Print. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Karam, A., Hamid, . A., Shujaat, . S. & Rahman, . A. G. (2021) Problems in the Acquisition of English Nouns by Undergraduate Students. Elementary Education Online, 20 (6), 318-334. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.06.35








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