Analysis of the Use of English Restrictive Relative Clauses of the 2nd Year Students in Business English Program, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University

Authors

  • Jutamanee Tipparach Business English Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Nitirat Utthachat Business English Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Nattida Sujaritjan Business English Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Pattanan Sujaritjan Business English Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Jidapa Chokhirannakin Business English Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani University

Keywords:

Relative Clauses, Restrictive Relative Clause, Subjects and Objects of English Sentences

Abstract

               The objectives of the research were 1) to analyze the ability of the use of English restrictive relative clauses modifying nouns as subjects and direct objects of English sentences classified by the characteristics of the questions asking for the information of the relative clauses and the information of the main clauses of the 2nd year students in Business English Program at Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University and 2) to compare the difference of the ability of the use of English restrictive relative clauses modifying nouns as subjects and direct objects of English sentences in the different structures classified by the characteristics of the questions asking for the information of the relative clauses and the information of the main clauses of the 2nd year students in Business English Program at Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University. The subjects in the research were 33 students studying in the 2nd year in Business English Program at Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University. They were randomized by simple random sampling. The research instrument was a test for the use of English restrictive relative clauses used to modify subjects and objects of English sentences. The statistics used in the research were percentage and mean.

The research findings were as follows.

  1. The findings of the analysis of the ability of the use of English restrictive relative clauses classified by the characteristics of the questions asking for the information of the relative clauses and the information of the main clauses of the 2nd year students in Business English Program at Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University showed that 63.48% of the subjects correctly answered the test of English restrictive relative clauses modifying nouns as subjects and direct objects of English sentences. In part 1, the students answered the questions correctly at the mean score of 68.03% while in part 2, the students answered the questions correctly at the mean score of 58.92%.
  2. The findings of the comparison of the difference of the ability of the use of English restrictive relative clauses classified by the characteristics of the questions asking for the information of the relative clauses and the information of the main clauses of the 2nd year students in Business English Program at Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University showed that the understanding of the use of English restrictive relative clauses of the 2nd year students in Business English Program, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University at the highest level of the difference was the second section with the mean score of 30% of who answered the questions correctly while the fourth sections of both parts were not different.

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Published

2022-08-27

How to Cite

Tipparach, J., Utthachat, N. ., Sujaritjan, N. ., Sujaritjan, P. ., & Chokhirannakin, J. . (2022). Analysis of the Use of English Restrictive Relative Clauses of the 2nd Year Students in Business English Program, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University. Journal of Graduate School, Pitchayatat, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, 17(2), 221–231. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/Pitchayatat/article/view/257728

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