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 NOUNS: GENDER



WHAT IS NOUN GENDER?

NOUN GENDER IS A NOUN THAT DENOTES BOTH MALE AND FEMALE GENDER OR A NOUNS TELLS ABOUT  THE SEX.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF GENDER?

THERE ARE FOUR NOUNS THAT DENOTES A GENDER. THEY ARE:
  • MASCULINE GENDER
  • FEMININE GENDER
  • NEUTER GENDER
  • COMMON GENDER
LET'S LEARN IN DETAILS:

  • MASCULINE GENDER
WHAT IS MASCULINE GENDER?

A NOUN THAT IS THE NAME OF ANY MALE PERSON OR ANIMAL IS SAID TO BE IN THE MASCULINE GENDER.
FOR EXAMPLE, ALBERT EINSTEIN IS THE FAMOUS SCIENTIST.
IN THIS SENTENCE ALBERT EINSTEIN AND SCIENTIST ARE THE NAMES OF THE MALES. HENCE, THEY ARE IN THE MASCULINE GENDER. A NAME INDICATES THAT IT IS MALE  CALLED MASCULINE GENDER. EG: BOY, UNCLE, GRANDPA, LION, KING, ETC.

  • FEMININE GENDER

WHAT IS FEMININE GENDER?

A NOUN THAT IS THE NAME OF ANY FEMALE PERSON OR ANIMAL IS SAID TO BE IN THE FEMININE GENDER.
FOR EXAMPLE, SASHIKALA IS A GOOD GIRL.
IN THIS SENTENCE SASHIKALA AND GIRL ARE THE NAMES OF FEMALES. HENCE, THEY ARE IN THE FEMININE GENDER. A NAME THAT INDICATES IT IS FEMALE CALLED FEMININE GENDER. EG: GIRL, WOMEN, LIONESS, SHE, ETC.

  • NEUTER GENDER
WHAT IS NEUTER GENDER?

A NOUN THAT DENOTES A NON-LIVING THINGS IS SAID TO BE IN THE NEUTER GENDER.
FOR EXAMPLE, THE INKPOT IS ON THE TABLE.
IN THIS SENTENCE INKPOT AND TABLE ARE THE NAMES OF THINGS WHICH DO NOT HAVE LIFE MEANS NON-LIVING THINGS.HENCE, THEY ARE SAID TO BE IN THE NEUTER GENDER. A NAME INDICATES OR REFERS FOR NON LIVING THINGS IS CALLED NEUTER GENDER. EG: PEN, TELEVISION, GLASS, PLATE, IT, ETC.

  • COMMON GENDER
WHAT IS COMMON GENDER?
A NOUN THAT IS THE NAME OF A PERSON OR AN ANIMAL THAT MAY BE EITHER MALE OR FEMALE IS SAID TO BE IN THE COMMON GENDER.
FOR EXAMPLE, THE BABY IS MY COUSIN.
IN THIS SENTENCE BABY AND COUSIN ARE CAN BE USED BOTH FOR A MALE AND A FEMALE. HENCE, IT IS SAID TO BE IN COMMON GENDER. ANOUN IN WHICH WE ARE NOT SURE THAT IT INDICATES FOR MALE OR FEMALE IS SAID TO BE COMMON NOUN.EG: CHILD, PARENT, BIRD, BABY, ETC.

HOW TO FORM FEMININE FORM OF NOUNS?

  • ADDING A SYLLABLE.
  • USING A DIFFERENT WORD.
  • USING COMPOUND WORD.

FORM FEMININE FORM BY ADDING A SYLLABLE. (-ESS)

MASCULINE                                     FEMININE
LION                                                    LIONESS
ACTOR                                                ACTRESS
HOST                                                  HOSTESS
BARON                                               BARONESS
WAITER                                             WAITRESS
HEIR                                                   HEIRESS
GIANT                                                GIANTESS
SHEPHERD                                        SHEPHERDESS

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ARE THE EXCEPTION

MASCULINE                                     FEMININE
HUNTER                                           HUNTRESS
MASTER                                            MISTRESS
FOUNDER                                         FOUNDRESS
TIGER                                                TIGRESS
NEGRO                                              NEGRESS
PRINCE                                             PRINCESS

FORM FEMININE FORM BY ADDING (-A, TRIX, INE, ETC.)

MASCULINE                                     FEMININE
DON                                                    DONNA
SULTAN                                              SULTANA
HERO                                                  HEROINE
EXECUTOR                                        EXECUTRIX

FORM FEMININE WORD BY USING DIFFERENT WORDS:

MASCULINE                                     FEMININE
BOY                                                      GIRL
NEPHEW                                             NIECE
BROTHER                                           SISTER
COCK                                                   HEN
FATHER                                              MOTHER
LORD                                                   LADY
SIR                                                       MADAM
UNCLE                                                AUNTY
WIDOWER                                         WIDOW
FOX                                                     VIXEN

FORM FEMININE WORD BY CHANGING ONLY THE MASCULINE WORD IN COMPOUND WORDS.

MASCULINE                                    FEMININE
LANDLORD                                      LANDLADY
MAN-SERVANT                              MAID-SERVANT
GRANDFATHER                              GRANDMOTHER
MILKMAN                                        MILKMAID

NAME SOME COMMON GENDER NOUNS:

PARENTS           CHILD                FRIEND                COUSIN
PERSON              BIRD                  INSECT                 BABY
ORPHAN             PUPIL                STUDENT            TEACHER
SERVANT

 SOME IMPORTANT THINGS

SOMETIMES HE OR SHE IS USED TO IDENTIFYING A MALE OR FEMALE OF THE SPECIES.
NOTICE A SMALL (-) SIGN SEPARATES THE NOUN (WORD) FROM THE PRONOUN(WORD).

LET US DO SOME EXERCISE BASED ON THIS:
SORT THE NOUNS


MATCH THE FOLLOWING


WRITE COMMON GENDER:



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