Words and Rules/ Chapter 2/ Dissection by Linguistics.
Regular verbs have their own functioning systematic organizational device, and this device can be quickly summarized to the word we know as "rule", rules dominate the regular inflection, it is its essential core being and what makes it work and serve properly. Unlike irregulars, regulars do have a systematic behaviour, a controlled one that can be reduced to key elements, or roots in a sense. The table on the right demonstrates the very table represented on the book, and it shows the detail of regular verb functionality this chapter gets in detail with this structure and also gives a few hints on its relation to irregulars, though that matter pertains more to the later chapters. Here we analyse past tense usage in plurals and singulars, the rule as a rule in regulars, and everything within this relevancy. There are also some funny quirks of language (something you find within the entirety of the book to be honest) such as mother-in-law how this was in fact not a word before, which makes sense when you think about it; similarly you can analyse, Christmas or Jackinthebox. To me this chapter came as a review of verb usage and rules, an English class of the past given in its most beautiful manner, captivating the interest of the reader with interesting facts and historical events relevant to what is being told i.e. language.