The error of omission in irregular past tense is the most frequently made by students of bilingual class.
The causes of error include linguistics factors, namely inter language and intra language factors.
This paper proposes that teacher correction often has very little transfer effect on a student's later language behaviour.
It examines reasons for this, and the motivational paradigm within which students operate. more This paper proposes that teacher correction often has very little transfer effect on a student's later language behaviour.
However, not a noticeable difference in the frequency of errors in the grammatical structures was observed between the two groups.
The results were discussed and the implications were made.
The data are taken by using taping method with some techniques i.e., data collecting, observation, and research.
The data population consist of 318 sentences in which 90 sentences with the grammatical error are analyzed.
The study recommends that both the teachers and textbook writers of written English in senior secondary schools should incorporate the provisions and principles of structural linguistic theory in the business of inculcating content generation and expression skills among the students.
Keywords: Structural linguistics, Communicative theory, Expression, Content generation, Written English.