: Students’ Ability in Identifying Independent Clauses and Dependent Clauses in Sentences
This thesis deals with students’ ability in learning English Grammar. This population of this research was the 2005/2006 were 30 in third class of IPA. Madrasah Aliyah Swasta Taman Pendidikan Islam. Jl. Sempurna No. 1 Sawit Seberang.
The data were collected by giving a set of test, multiple choice and essay test. This was done before and after the experimental group was taught five times with the communicative language teaching.
The result of the calculating of the score of all factors show that 36,6 % students in able category and 63.4 % other of the students are in unable category. It indicates the studentd’ ability still need to teach intensively by their teacher.
To hight the student’s ability in differentiating independent clause and dependent clause in sentences, school should supporting materials and appropriate facilities. For example: Appropriate the number of students, good materials and availability of professional teachers necessary because teaching grammar is needs a special skill.
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