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Sunday, 19 October 2014

GENDERS OF NOUN : Masculine and Feminine Nouns

There are four kinds of Gender of Noun in English. Those are:

1). Masculine Gender
2). Feminine Gender
3). Neuter Gender
4). Common Gender
1). MASCUINE GENDER
DEFINITION: Masculine Gender is a name that denotes a male person or animal.
Example: grandfather, father, uncle, brother, nephew, son, man…
2). FEMININE GENDER
DEFINITION: Feminine Gender is a name that expresses a female person or animal.
Example: grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, niece, daughter, woman…
3). NEUTER GENDER
DEFINITION: Neuter Gender is a name that shows a thing which is neither male nor female, especially with thing without life.
Example: table, book, car, train, pen, house, school, chair…
4). COMMON GENDER
DEFINITION: Common Gender is used to stand in stead of male or female nouns.
Example: grandparents, parents, guardian, child, student, friend, cousin, enemy…

Grammatical gender

Grammatical gender is a system of noun classification. A common gender classification includes masculine and feminine categories. Masculine nouns are words for men, boys and male animals. Feminine nouns are words for women, girls and female animals.

Masculine and feminine nouns

Masculine
Feminine
actor
actress
author
authoress
bachelor
spinster
boy
girl
bridegroom
groom
brother
sister
conductor
conductress
count
countess
czar
czarina
dad
mum
daddy
mummy
duke
duchess
man
woman
emperor
empress
father
mother
god
goddess
grandfather
grandmother
heir
heiress
hero
heroine
host
hostess
husband
wife
king
queen
man
woman
master
mistress
murderer
murderess
nephew
niece
poet
poetess
policeman
policewoman
prince
princess
sir
madam
son
daughter
uncle
aunt
wizard
witch
waiter
waitress

Common gender nouns

Some nouns are used for both males and females. These nouns are referred to as common gender nouns.

Examples

  • baby,
  • bird,
  • cat,
  • cattle,
  • child,
  • companion,
  • comrade,
  • cousin,
  • dancer,
  • deer,
  • friend,
  • guardian,
  • guest,
  • infant,
  • owner,
  • parent,
  • passenger,
  • pig,
  • president,
  • pupil,
  • relative,
  • sheep,
  • singer,
  • student,
  • swan,
  • teacher,

Animals

With animals, there is one general word for the animal. There are however many species of animals, particularly those domesticated, have been given specific names for the male, the female.

animal
masculine
feminine
rabbit
buck
doe
horse
stallion
mare
sheep
ram
ewe
pig
boar
sow
chicken
rooster
hen
duck
drake
duck
cattle
bull
cow
goose
gander
goose
fox
fox
vixen
tiger
tiger
tigress
lion
lion
lioness

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