STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN USING ENGLISH PART OF SPEECH : AN ANALYSIS STUDY
Ability is a quality or skill possessed by a person that makes it possible to do something. The purpose of this study was to determine the students' ability to use part of speech in English in the seventh grade of SMPN 17 Bintan. The instrument of this research is an essay test. Thus, the research conducted is quantitative analysis research. The test contains 20 question sentences with correct nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. The results are calculated using individual scores. The individual score is the result of the correct answer divided by the number of items multiplied by 100. The total score for class VII D is 1747.5 and the total average score of students' ability to use nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs in sentences is 58, 25 which fall into the “Good” category. This research also shows that some students have very good ability about nouns.