The objective of this research was to identify and to analyze kinds of grammatical errors made by the eighth gradestudents in their recount text andalso to find out the reasons why the errors occurred. The design of this research was descriptive research design. The population of this research was the eighth gradestudents of SMP Negeri 2 Parigi and the number of the sample was 28 students. The researcher used three instruments. They were observation checklist, test, and questionnaire. Theresultof this research indicated thatthe eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Parigi had poor ability in writing recount text. The highestpercentage errors was made in subject-verb agreementby89.2%, the second was spelling and punctuation by 85.7%, the third was simple past tense by 78%, the fourth was preposition by 67.8 %, and the last errors was pronoun by 28.5%. The main sources of those errors wereinterlingual errors and induced errors.