Class 6 English Grammar Chapter 5: Noun Genders

Class 6 English Grammar Chapter 5: Noun Genders, which tell us whether a noun belongs to the male sex, female sex or to neither of the two. There are four genders in the English language: (a) Masculine Gender (b) Feminine Gender (c) Common Gender (d) Neuter Gender. For example, Man, boy and the male animals are masculine. Women, girls and female animals are feminine. A noun which has the same form for masculine and feminine is of the Common Gender; as, parent, baby, child, cousin, author, painter, artist, etc. A lifeless thing is of the Neuter Gender; as, book, table, knife, pen, etc.

Class 6 English Grammar Chapter 5: Noun Genders for 2020-2021

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English Grammar for 6th about Noun Genders

Class 6 English Grammar Chapter 5: Noun Genders with examples of Masculine Gender, Feminine Gender, Common Gender and Neuter Gender are given below. All the contents are updated for new academic session 2020-2021.

WAYS OF CHANGING GENDER

    • Words change from masculine to feminine by adding a suffix: For example, author: authoress and heir: heiress.
    • Words change from feminine by adding–ess with some changes to the masculine. For example, Waiter: Waitress, duke: duchess.
    • Some masculine words change entirely as they become feminine words. For example, king: queen, bride: groom.
    • Some masculine words change party when they become feminine words. For example, Landlord: landlady, milkman: milkmaid
MasculineFeminine
BoyGirl
HorseMare
BrotherSister
HusbandWife
Name of Person

Common Gender is applied to names of persons that do not indicate their sex.
Persons: Baby, child, cousin, friend, infant, cook, student, enemy, neighbour, pupil, person, people, painter, servant, guest, cousin, client, advisor, singer, teacher, pilot, professor, manager etc.

MasculineFeminine
ActorActress
InspectorInspectress
BenefactorBenefactress
NegroNegress
ConductorConductress
PorterPortress
DirectorDirectress
ProprietorProprietress
Name of Animals

Common Gender is applied to names of animals that do not indicate their sex.
Animals: Animal, bird, cat, fish, lamb, mouse, rat, ant, worm, frog, snake, sparrow, elephant.

MasculineFeminine
GodGoddess
MarquisMarchioness
GovernorGoverness
MurdererMurdress
LadLass
SorcererSorceress
MasterMistress
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Class 6 English Grammar Chapter 5: Noun Genders
Class 6 English Grammar Chapter 5
Noun Genders for class 6 English