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This unit was an excellent overview of the different parts of speech in English grammar, and also touched on some of their idiosyncrasies that often prove challenging to the non-native speaker. Although I studied English grammar in my childhood as part of my middle school and high school curriculum, I have never formally approached the subject from the point of view of someone coming from a different native tongue. Going through this unit with that in mind has helped me to start thinking about some of the specific ways that the rules of the English language might be counterintuitive to someone learning English as a second language. This led me to an observation: I clearly remember my childhood lessons on some of the seemingly less intuitive parts of speech, like adverbs and prepositions, that are notorious for causing headaches. However, when in the teaching role, it may actually be the most challenging for me to explain the grammatical rules that have been the most intuitive to me from a young age, since I’ve never had to think of them in much depth before. Examples of these more intuitive rules include distinguishing between uncountable and countable nouns, using irregular plural nouns correctly, and knowing when to use a subject pronoun versus an object pronoun. I have observed instances of these challenges firsthand in my own friends who speak English as their second language, but now I can better understand the nature of these struggles and put names to them. For example, now I understand that my friend who pluralizes “magic” (she says “magics”) might struggle with distinguishing between countable and uncountable nouns. Another friend who pluralizes “foot” by saying “feets” might need to brush up on irregular noun plurals. Because these things come so naturally to me, I might actually need to spend more time thinking about how to effectively teach them to another person.