THE GRAMMATICAL AND ACCEPTABLE USE OF PRESENT PARTICIPLE VERB-ING AS INTRODUCTORY VERBAL MODIFIERS (IN COMPARISON WITH PERAPATAN KALIMAT MAJEMUK TAKSETARAYANG BERUNSUR SAMA)

Oleh : Wahju Bandjarjani, Sri Budi Astuti, S1 – Pendidikan Bahasa Indonesia

This paper discusses the grammatical and acceptable use of Present Participle Verb — ing as Introductory Verbal Modifiers which are similar to the use of Perapatan Kalimat Majemuk Taksetara yang Berunsur Sama in Bahasa Indonesia. Indonesian learners of English often use the Introductory Verbal Modifiers ungrammatically or illogically. Surprisingly, they also do the same with the similar grammar in constructing PerapatanKalimailidajemukTaksetara yang BerunsurSamain Bahasa Indonesia. This paper presents some insights how to solve the problems.

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