Identifying Difficulties Made by Advanced Iraqi EFL Learners when Applying English Verbs
English verb is a very important item in English sentence construction. The typical English sentence is SVO and no sentence structure can be appropriate without a verb. The difficulty of learning and applying correctly the verbs shows learners’ competence and performance in English as a foreign language. This paper shows the source of errors and barriers which affect the learners’ acquiring English as a foreign language. This study is divided into four sections:- Section One deals with the problem that any learner of English language as a foreign learner faces the difficulty of learning and applying correctly the English verb, the aim the hypothesis of the study, and the limitation of the study.Section Two describes the kinds of verbs and their function in sentences.Section Three deals with the source of errors and barriers which affect the learners’ acquisition of English as a foreign language and their types.Section four is the procedural part of the paper, including the test, and the analysis of the students’ performance, followed by a number of conclusions.
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