Nouns and pronouns belong to one or another of four GENDERS in grammar. These are; masculine, feminine, common and Neuter
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Boy girl boar sow
Actor actress buck doe
Conductor conductress bull cow
Lion lioness bullock heifer
Manager manageress cock hen
Master mistress colt filly
Mayor mayoress cob (swan) pen
Negro Negress dog bitch
Poet poetess drake duck
Priest priestess gander goose
Prince princess ram ewe
Bachelor spinster stallion mare
Bridegroom bride steer/ bullock heifer
Brother sister Billy – goat nanny – goat
Nephew niece buck – rabbit doe – rabbit
Male female bull – calf cow – calf
Shepherd Shepherdess boy scout Girl Guide
Tailor tailoress grandfather grandmother
Traitor traitress he – goat she – goat
Waiter waitress landlord landlady
Sir Madam Man servant maid servant
Son daughter son – in law daughter – in – law
Uncle aunt step – father step – mother
Wizard witch step – son step – daughter
THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE USE OF GENDER NOUNS
Words which refer to creatures of either sex
The same word may be used both of male and female
e.g. adult , animal , baby , bird , cat , cattle , teacher , doctor , child , cousin , relative , visitor , sheep, darling friend , passenger , pupil , pig , infant , guest, fowl guardian.
These are words which refer to things without life or sex. Bag , boots , box , bread, butter , chair , chalk , chimney , church , cocoa , coffee, desk , dishes, floor , house , jacket, kettle , knife , mirror, pencil , pillow , ruler , school eat , stairs, street , table.
Group the following in their respective genders
Ewe , traitor , pen , sow , pupil , cousin , prince , lady , lad , floor , giantess, solder, orphan , postmaster , drake wizard , lord, she , bridegroom, mistress, spinster , cup, shoe , Billy – goat, gander, bullock , doe, window , daughter , mare , pen
Change all masculines into corresponding feminines
- The bridegroom is my nephew
- The instructor ordered him to jump
- My landlord is a widower
- The bull attacked the milkman.
- The Duke chatted to the man.
- “No Sir”, he replied.
- The waiter served his own brother.
- “He was indeed a hero,” said the emperor.
- The son of a king is termed a prince
- The son of a king is termed a prince.
- The host was extremely puzzles by the twin brothers.