International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2018)

Problems posed by phrasal verbs to undergraduate students


Eiman Hassan Abdulla, Luhaib Hamid Khalaf

This study seeks to explore the use of phrasal verbs by undergraduate students learning English as a foreign language upon using phrasal verbs in writing. Analytical descriptive method has been adopted in analyzing and collecting data through two instruments, diagnostic test for BA university students who are studying English as a foreign language, and a questionnaire for a group of EFL university teachers, the test and the questionnaire, together, have been analyzed through statistical package of social science (SPSS). The main findings of this study are: Undergraduates encounter difficulties when they use phrasal verbs in their writing. Undergraduates lack of knowledge about the functions of the phrasal verbs, negatively affects their writing. Misusing phrasal verbs results in low level of quality of writing. In the light of the results of this study, the researcher has recommended that: university syllabus designers should include phrasal verbs in university courses. Undergraduates should be encouraged to pay attention to the use of phrasal verbs.
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Eiman Hassan Abdulla, Luhaib Hamid Khalaf. Problems posed by phrasal verbs to undergraduate students. International Journal of English Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 18-22
International Journal of English Research