A Quantitative Approach Analysis on Subject-Verb Agreement Problem Among English as Second Language Learners: A Case Study of Pakistani Students

Rafia Alyas


Subject-verb agreement violation has been one of the major problem in L2 learners’ writings. This piece of paper seeks to take a brief look into writings of Pakistani origin L2 learners and find out the mistakes related to subject-verb agreement. The data for the study has been taken from ICNALE (International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English), a platform that gathered the responses of learners from ten Asian countries and English natives. Only Pakistani learners’ data has been considered for the present study. Responses to a question, “Is it important for the college students to have a part-time job?” have been taken for analysis. Overall mode of the study is quantitative. Moreover, further researchers can be done by comparing the data of all Asian countries’ learners for this feature and other language feature.

Keywords: Subject-verb agreement, ICNALE, L

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/56-01

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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