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ERIC Number: EJ1127266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Prepositions in Use: Prepositions of Standard, Prepositions of Possession and Prepositions of Accompaniment
AlQbailat, Naji Masned; Al-Momani, Islam M.; Almahameed, Yazan Shaker
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v7 n4 p1-6 Aug 2016
The current research paper attempted at investigating the use of prepositions of standard, prepositions of possession and prepositions of accompaniment by some Jordanian learners of English. A total of 53 Jordanian English Majors participated in the study from the department of English language at Princess Alia University College. In collecting the needed data for the purpose of the study, the researchers employed fifteen items of a multiple choice test. The results of the study showed that Jordanian learners of English encountered moderate difficulty in learning the three aforesaid usages of prepositions. This difficulty is ascribed mainly to first language interference more than intralingual interference. It was also found that prepositions of standard are the most difficult to learn by the participants, followed by prepositions of accompaniment and prepositions of possession respectively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan