AN ANALYSIS ON SENTENCE STRUCTURE IN PAULO COELHOS NOVEL THE ALCHEMIST

Cici Arfiani, Sudarsono Sudarsono, Luwandi Suhartono

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Abstract

This research aims to have types of finite declarative sentences and their frequency encountered in The Alchemist in order to help students in English Language Education Study Program of Teacher Training Education Faculty improve their ability in understanding and using sentence structure in real life. This research was a descriptive study. The data were sorted out from the corpus. The declarative sentences covered simple sentences, complex sentences, compound sentences, and compound-complex sentences. Then, the frequency of occurrences of each type of sentences was computed. The findings of this research show that there are 1,330 finite declarative sentences. Most of them are complex sentences. The least frequency of occurrence is compound-complex sentence. These sentences include formal and informal English sentences.

Keywords: Frequency of Sentences, Syntax, Types of Sentences



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