English Grammar : Noun and Gender
 
NOUN AND GENDER
Types of Noun

Uses of Noun and Gender in English Language

Gender indicates the sex of a person, animal, bird, insect. ie. Masculine and / or Feminine.

Kinds of Genders: There are four kinds of genders:

Masculine Gender
Feminine Gender
Common Gender
Neuter Gender
Masculine Gender
A noun which denotes a male gender of person/animal/bird/insect etc. is called masculine gender.
Examples:
  • Boy, Man, King
  • Father, Husband
  • Uncle, Nephew
  • Dog, Author etc.
Feminine Gender
A noun which denotes a female gender of person/animal/bird/insect/etc is called feminine gender.
Examples:
  • Girl, Woman, Mother
  • Wife, Bitch, Queen
  • Authoress, Actress, Poetess
  • Nun, Niece, Aunt etc.
Common Gender
A noun which denotes both male and female genders of a person / animal / bird / insect etc. is called common gender.
Examples:
  • Parents, Baby, Driver
  • Singer, Child, Cook
  • Judge, Servant, Teacher
  • Relative, Enemy, Person
  • Pupil, Friend, Rider
  • Cousin, Spouse etc.
Neuter Gender
A noun, which denotes neither male nor female gender of a person / animal / bird / insect etc. is called neuter gender.
Examples:
  • Book, Pen, Pencil
  • Lamp, House, Glass
  • Radio, TV, Album
  • School, College, University
  • Photograph, Science, Camera
  • Poetry, Car etc.
Some specific Gender treated as Feminine or Masculine
Ship and Countries are treated as feminine gender.
Examples:
  • The Ship lost all her crew.
  • India is proud of her progress and development.
Objects noted for Beauty, Weakness and Delicacy are feminine gender nouns.
Examples:
  • Moon, Earth, Nature
  • Spring, Autum, Peace
  • Justice, Liberty, Hope
  • Mercy, Charity etc.
Objects noted for strength and violence are treated as Masculine gender nouns.
Examples:
  • Sun, Summer, Winter
  • Time, Death etc.
List of Masculine and Feminine.
The following is the list of Masculine and Feminine.
Examples:
Masculine and Feminine
  • Father - Mother
  • Uncle - Aunt
  • Son - Daughter
  • Nephew - Niece
  • Heir - Heiress
  • Gentleman - Lady
  • King - Queen
  • Prince - Princess
  • Hero - Heroine
  • Actor - Actress
  • Author - Authoress
  • Waiter - Waitress
  • Manager - Manageress
  • Poet - Poetess
  • Priest - Priestess
  • Emperor - Empress
  • Mayor - Mayoress
  • Host - Hostress
Masculine and Feminine
  • Monk - Nun
  • Bachelor Spinster
  • Drone - Bee
  • Lion - Lioness
  • Tiger - Tigress
  • Horse - Mare
  • Dog - Bitch
  • Bull/Ox - Cow
  • Duck - Duchess
  • Bullock - Heifer
  • Gander - Goose
  • Steward - Stewardess
  • Jew - Jewess
  • Wizard - Witch
  • Shepherd - Shepherdess
  • Benefactor - Benefactress
  • Hunter - Huntress
  • Negro - Negress
Related Topics :
Types of Noun in English Language
Types of Pronoun in English Language
Types of Verb in English Language
Types of Adverb in English Language
Types of Adjective in English Language
Kinds of Preposition in English Language
Types of Conjunction in English Language
Uses of Interjection words in English Language

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