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 2021-2022

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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 2021-2022.

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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
Masculine Feminine
Boy Girl
Horse Mare
Brother Sister
Husband Wife




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.

Masculine Feminine
Actor Actress
InspectorInspectress
Benefactor Benefactress
Negro Negress
Conductor Conductress
Porter Portress
Director Directress
Proprietor Proprietress



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.

Masculine Feminine
God Goddess
Marquis Marchioness
Governor Governess
Murderer Murdress
Lad Lass
Sorcerer Sorceress
Master Mistress

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Class 6 English Grammar Chapter 5: Noun Genders
Class 6 English Grammar Chapter 5




Noun Genders for class 6 English