A CASE STUDY OF SYNTACTIC FEATURES OF ENGLISH IDIOMS AT SECONDARY LEVEL STUDENTS

Authors

  • Mr. Lakhyajit Chiring Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sadiya College, Affiliated to Dibrugarh University, Chapakhowa, Tinsukia, Assam – 786157

Keywords:

Idioms, language, learning, syntactic, secondary school level, idiomatic usage

Abstract

This paper is prepared with a noble objective to examine syntactic features of English idioms at secondary level students of four different schools (two Assamese medium and two English medium) at Sadiya Sub-Division to explore the capability of them in identifying and writing the meanings of the idioms. The researcher took a total of 120 students on selection basis from four schools. The classes ranged from seventh standard to tenth standard. The sample of the study was such 30 students from class seventh, 30 from class eighth, 30 from class ninth and 30 from tenth standard. All students were randomly selected from each class. The researcher with the help of data collected, tries to present the different levels of understanding in different classes of different schools. The knowledge level of identifying and writing the meanings of the idioms is also shown in ascending way in the case of every class of different schools.

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Published

15-08-2022

How to Cite

Mr. Lakhyajit Chiring. (2022). A CASE STUDY OF SYNTACTIC FEATURES OF ENGLISH IDIOMS AT SECONDARY LEVEL STUDENTS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 8(8). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2544