GERUNDS AND PARTICIPLES IN THE SENTENCE OF NATIONAL NEWS IN THE JAKARTA POST ONLINE

Erlindawaty Erlindawaty, Adinda Adinda

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This study is aimed to find out  the use of verbal especially gerunds and participles in the sentence found in the National News of Jakarta Post Online which published on February 27 until March 05, 2019. The objective of the study are 1) to find out how many gerunds used in the national news of Jakarta Post Online, 2) to find out how many participles used in national news of Jakarta Post Online, 3) to find out the verbal dominantly used in the National News of Jakarta Post, 4) the dominant position of gerund used in ational News of Jakarta Post Online, 5) to find out the dominant type of verbal used in National News of Jakarta Post.   The National news are analyzed in term gerund and participle, 4 position of gerund (as subject, object, subject complement, and object of preposition), two types of participles ( present participles and past participles). The finding shows that 1) there are 34 or 41.46% gerunds and 48 or 58.54% participles. The dominant type of verbal used in the sentence is participles, it is 48 or 58.54%. 2) the position of gerund used in the sentence is 4 or 11.76% as subject, 6 or 17.65 as the object, 24 or 70.59% as object of preposition, and no one as subject complement. The dominant position of gerund used in the sentence is gerund as the object of preposition (24 or 70.59%). 3) The types of participles used in the sentence are 27 or 56.25% for present participle, 21 or 43.75% for past participle. The most dominant type of participles is present participle (27 or 56.25%)

Keywords: gerunds, participles, National News,  and Jakarta Post

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