Sentence Types: Students’ Perceptions and Productions

by Alaa Al-Musalli and Ibtihaj Al-Harthi
Sultanate of Oman Language Center

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman 

This case study investigates whether students’ perceptions regarding the level of difficulty of different sentence types are reflected in their productions. Omani EFL learners’ views concerning the sentence types they believe are easy or difficult to produce are compared with the types of correct and erroneous sentences they actually produce orally and in writing. A comparison of the frequency and types of mistakes made in the students’ productions will be presented. Recommendations shed light on the structures that need more attention in the classroom.

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