Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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It is assumed that the teaching of writing should be based upon knowledge of the problems students have. In this study the question is addressed which grammatical errors can be regarded as an in-dication of real problems, and which errors must be categorized as mere mistakes. In order to answer this question two methods are used:- pupils had to revise grammatical errors marked in their own texts.- pupils had to revise grammatical errors in a test.The results suggest that errors such as word repetition and word omission are mistakes, to which a teacher should not pay much attention. Word order problems and discongruencies between subject and verb are real problems for writers, but it is argued that these are not the most serious problems for readers. If one wishes to pay attention to grammatical errors, one should there-fore draw the students' attention to errors concerning anaphora, connectors and gapping.


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