Gender Noun

Gender Noun

Gender Noun

A gender noun is described as a classification of a noun as male, female, or neuter.

On the basis of gender, gender nouns are classified into four classes.

For Example:

(man/woman, bull/cow, boy/girl, king/queen, etc)

  • Masculine Gender
  • Feminine Nouns
  • Common Gender
  • Neuter Gender

Let’s discuss all these types in detail.

1. Masculine Gender

A noun that denotes a male is known as masculine gender.

Examples:

  1. I saw a fox in the forest.
  2. The wizard is showing his feat in a school ceremony.
  3. His father is doing a very hard job for him.
  4. The king issues an order to kill the traitor.
  5. The boy is plucking flowers in the garden.

(the words in the above sentences like Fox, wizard, father, king, traitor, boy all denote Masculine Gender)

2. Feminine Nouns

A noun that denotes a female is said to be of feminine gender.

Example:

  1. She is called madame Jolia in her locality.
  2. The mother is cooking food for her kids.
  3. Queen Elizabeth is the most famous lady in history.
  4. The witch who is performing her role in this play is very dreadful.
  5. The girl is making garland from the flowers which she plucked from her garden.

(the words in the above sentences like Madam, mother, queen, witch, girl, she all denote feminine nouns)

3. Common Gender

A noun that denotes either a male or a female is said to be of common gender.

Example:

  1. Obey your parents.
  2. The roll the call of his pupils.
  3. The officer is doing his best to become the apple of his boss’s eye.
  4. All my friends decided to go to London next month.
  5. The players are playing football in the playground with the opposite team.

(the words in the above sentences like Parents, pupils, officers, friends, players all denote common gender)

4. Neuter Gender

A noun that denotes neuter or lifeless object is said to be of the neuter gender.

Example:

  1. My pen is lost somewhere.
  2. Please give me my pillow.
  3. I have a glass of juice.
  4. There are many desks in 5th class.
  5. She is doing her assignment on the laptop.
  6. There are tables and chairs in his classroom.

(the words in the above sentences like Pen, pillow, glass, desk, laptop, table, chair all these words denote neuter noun)

Ways of Forming Feminine of Masculine

There are three important ways of forming feminine or masculine nouns.

1. Some masculine nouns become feminine nouns by using entirely different words:

For Example:

MasculineFeminine
DogBitch
BoyGirl
Bridegroombride
FatherMother
CockHen
SirMadam
KingQueen
StagHind
UncleAunt
HusbandWife
BullCow
DroneBee
SonDaughter
ManWoman
HorseMare
LadLass
LordLady
NephewNiece
PapaMama
BachelorMaid
FoxVixen
WidowerWidow
Mr.Mrs.
MaleFemale
HeShe

2. Some masculine nouns become feminine nouns by adding a syllable (ess, ine, etc)

For Example:

MasculineFeminine
AuthorAuthoress
GiantGiantess
HeirHeiress
HostHostess
PoetPoetess
HeroHeroine
JewJewess
PriestPriestess
GodGoddess
PrincePrincess
FounderFoundress
HunterHuntress
ActorActress
BenefactorBenefectoress
InstructorInstructress
NegroNegress
TailorTailoress
WaiterWaitress
PorterPortress
ProtectorProtectress
EmperorEmpress
DukeDuchess
GovernorGoverness
MasterMistress
BeggarBeggress
LionLioness
TigerTigress

3. Some masculine nouns become feminine nouns by placing a word before or after the noun.

For Example:

MasculineFeminine
GrandfatherGrandmother
ManservantMaidservant
PeacockPeahen
LandlordLandlady
He goatShe goat
StepfatherStepmother
Foster fatherFoster mother
WashermanWasherwoman
MilkmanMilk woman
Cock sparrowHen sparrow
JackassShe ass
StepsonStepdaughter
He bearShe bear

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