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This unit, parts of speech, has taught me that every word in a sentence falls under a category such as a noun, verb or adjective. Every category has its own set of rules, for example a noun is a person, place or thing. But even within this category there are sub categories. Back to my example with nouns, there are compound nouns, which is when two nouns form a new noun such as post office or bookcase. Another example are proper nouns, which is a noun that starts with a capital such as Canada or Saturn. The English language has a lot of rules but there are also irregular forms of words that simply just need to be memorized, for example with verbs, which are action/doing words. When it comes to verb form and switching between present and past tenses there are a lot of irregular words that need to be memorized rather then being able to learn the rules. Usually when switching a verb from the base form to either the past simple or the past participle you need to add ed to the end of the word for example, hope changes to hoped or work changes to worked. But then we have words such as run or break which past simple forms are ran and broke. To conclude as a native English speaker I never even thought about all these rules and non rules it is just natural to me. But it is important as a teacher to know all these rules to best be able to teach others.