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Monday, October 29, 2012

Unit 4: Gender


1)   Nouns and pronouns can be classified according to masculine, feminine and common gender.
2)   The masculine gender refers to a male.
Examples:

king
boy
man
he


3)   The feminine gender refers to a female.
Examples:

queen
girl
woman
she


More examples :
People
Masculine
Feminine
Masculine
Feminine
brother
sister
wizard
witch
Bachelor
spinster
Shepherd
Shepherdess
Hero
Heroine
Waiter
Waitress
Husband
Wife
Giant
Giantess
Man
Woman
Father
Mother
Prince
Princess
Conductor
Conductress
King
Queen
Bridegroom
Bride
Monk
Nun
Son
Daughter
Nephew
Niece
Gentleman
Lady
Widower
Widow
Ogre
Ogress
uncle
aunt
master
mistress


Animals
Masculine
Feminine
Masculine
Feminine
Male
Female
Gander
Goose
Lion
Lioness
Bullock
Heifer
Tiger
Tigress
Cob(swan)
Pen
Boar
Sow
Buck(deer)
Doe
Cockerel
Hen
Hawk
Bowess
Bull
Cow
Leopard
Leopardess
Ram
Ewe
Lion
Lioness
Drake
Duck
Ram(sheep)
Ewe
Stallion(horse)
Mare
Wolf
She-wolf
He-goat
She-goat
Tom cat
Tabby cat
Buck(deer)
Doe
Drone(bee)
Queen
Dog(fox)
Vixen
Buck(kangaroo)
Roo
leopard
leopardess
Jack(wallaby)
jill

4)    A common gender can be used to refer to either a male or a female. There is no change in its form.
Examples:

Animal
Friend
Passenger
Baby
Guest
Pupil
Bird
Infant
Singer
Cat
Orphan
Teacher
child
owner
traveller





Exercise
Choose the feminine gender of the underlined words.
1)    My uncle likes to bake.
a)    aunt
b)    sister
c)    mother
d)    daughter
2)    The gander is swimming in the pond.
a)    hen
b)    fowl
c)    goose
d)    cockerel
3)    Look! Here comes the prince!
a)    lass
b)    queen
c)    princess
d)    daughter
4)    A giant chased Jack all the way down the beanstalk.
a)    witch
b)    agress
c)    giantess
d)    manageress
5)    The manager is a strict man who demands efficiency from all the workers in the company.
a)    landlady, lady
b)    directress, lady
c)    secretary, female
d)    manageress, woman

6)    My landlord has only one room left for rental.
a)    tenant
b)    landboy
c)    classmate
d)    roommate
7)    The lion hunts to feed its young.
a)    vixen
b)    tigress
c)    lioness
d)    ynanny-goat
8)    He was hailed a hero for saving the children from the burning building.
a)    She, idol
b)    She, heroine
c)    He, popstar
d)    She, champion
9)    The monks walked quietly down the narrow corridor.
a)    nuns
b)    maids
c)    countesses
d)    baronesses
10)  The actor who lives in the large house on the hill, has five cars.
a)    actress
b)    mistress
c)    teacher
d)    priestess

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