International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

An Analysis of Sentences’ Unity of Students’ Compositions at Grade VI of Elementary Schools in Bali Province
Ida Bagus Putrayasa, Dewa Putu Ramendra, Ida Bagus Putra Manik Aryana

In conveying their ideas in writing, students often found some difficulties in composing sentences. The sentences composed, are not clear in terms of the unity of ideas, so that the ideas conveyed could not be understood well. Based on this situation, the main purpose of this study was to describe sentence unity used in the composition of grade VI students in Bali Province. The data were collected through document recording method of 120 compositions, each consisting of 3 paragraphs. The collected data were analyzed through Burton-Roberts analysis model. The results showed that there are 1.035 sentences. Of all the sentences, 984 sentences were categorized to have clear unity of ideas and 51 sentences were not clear in unity of ideas. The sentences in which the unity of the idea was unclear caused by the absence of Subject (S) and Predicate (P), only include adverbials; without S, or without P. Based on the results obtained, it was suggested to the students to keep on paying attention on sentence unity in writing essay for the effectiveness of the ideas delivered.

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