Falina Noor Amalia


Abstract— This study aims to find out the mistakes that occured in the use of suffix –kan and –i in Indonesian. The sample in this study was the second semester students of Indonesian language and literature education study program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Tridinanti University Palembang. The data collected using test techniques. Data analysis techniques to analyze the number of questions answered correctly and the number of questions answered incorrectly used the average obtained from the test results. The procedures for carrying out the research were begun by giving a question sheet consisting of 15 questions about sentences with two possible verbs, verbs that are associated with me–kan/me–i and di–kan/di–i. Based on the results of the study, it was found that more than 50% of errors occurred in the suffix -i, namely 57.25%, while the error in the suffix –kan was 42.73%. The results of the study showed that the low ability of students to differentiate the meaning of the suffixes –kan and suffix –i.

Keywords— language error, suffix –kan, suffix –i

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