Masculine and Feminine Gender

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Different names are used by us for different things, people, places and animals.

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These different names used by us are known as nouns.

But, these nouns have to be used wisely according to the gender been spoken about.

We know that in English, gender tells us about the state of being male or female.

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In fact, there are four genders in English. They are referred to as grammatical genders.

To begin with, let us first understand about the two main commonly used genders.

Let us try and understand what masculine and feminine genders are.

Masculine nouns are words for men, boys and male animals

Let us look at an example to have a better understanding.

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All the boys went on a trip to Ladakh.

In the sentence, the noun “boys” refers to a group of young males.

So, they are called as masculine nouns.

Here is an another example.

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The lion is known as the king of the jungle.

The noun “lion” is a masculine noun because lion is a male animal.

Now we know that masculine nouns are used for males.

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On the other hand, feminine nouns are used for females.

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Feminine nouns are words for women, girls and female animals.

Let us look at an example.

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Martha planted few saplings in her garden.

Here, the noun “Martha” is a female name.

So, it is a feminine noun.

Here is an another example.

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My aunt came to visit me today.

The noun “aunt” refers to a female relative.

Hence, it is a feminine gender noun.

Time for a quick recap.

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We should choose the nouns wisely based on the gender being talked upon.

There are four different genders in English: Masculine, feminine, common, neuter.

Masculine gender nouns are words for men, boys and male animals.

Feminine gender nouns are words for women, girls and female animals.

That’s all folks!

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