Idiomatic Word Used In Reader’s Digest Magazine
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The object of this study is the idioms found in the Reader’s Digest Magazine. The objectives of the study is to describe the types of idioms and to expose the meanings of the idioms in the Reader’s Digest Magazine. The data were analyzed based on the theoretical concept by Robby Lou (2007) and Palmer (1979) which concerned about types and the meanings of idioms. The result of this study seeing through the whole data were found the types of the idioms, they were Phrasal Verb, Separable Phrasal Verb, Verb – Noun – Preposition Combination, Preposition – Noun and Preposition – Adjective – Noun Combination, Preposition – Noun – Preposition Combination, Preposition – Adverb and Preposition – Adjective Combination, Adjective – Noun Combination, Noun Phrase and Adjective – Preposition Combination. There were also 11 other categories found in this study. They were Verb - Preposition - Noun Combination, Conjunction – Preposition – Combination, Noun – Preposition – Combination, Noun – Conjunction – Noun Combination, Determiner – Noun Combination, Adjective – Preposition – Adverb Combination, Proverbial Phrases, Verb – Conjunction – Verb Combination, Verb – Adjective – Combination, Verb – Preposition – Noun Combination, Preposition – Preposition Noun Combination The writer also found two kinds of meaning, Semi Opaque Meaning and Opaque Meaning. Moreover, there were 52 % of the data belonging to semi opaque meaning ( Palmer).
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