AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS UNDERSTANDING OF BASIC GRAMMAR OF DEFINITE AND INDEFINITE ARTICLE
English is used by more than 300 million people as a foreign language. There are 4 necessary skills in English such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Grammar is the center of learning English. In this study, the writer aimed to find out the 4th-semester students of Politeknik Tonggak Equator's understanding of definite and indefinite articles. This study used the descriptive qualitative method. The sampling technique is the purposive sampling method with 15 informants. The interview involves fifteen people aged 19-23 years old who are 4th-semester students of Politeknik Tonggak Equator. The data collection methods used were interviews and tests. Data analysis techniques were data reduction, data display, and conclusion. The results showed there are lots of different results of correct answers for each question. There are 3 choices of answers, which are "A", “An”, and “The” for each question.