Noun: Gender

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If you compare the words in the pairs given in the below slide, you will notice the first word is the name of a male animal and the second word of each pair is the name of a female animal.

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A noun that denotes a male animal is called the Masculine Gender. A noun that denotes a female animal is called the Feminine Gender.

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A noun that denotes either a male or a female is called the Common Gender. A noun that denotes a thing that is neither male nor female is called Neuter Gender.

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Objects without life are often personified and are spoken of as if they were living beings. The Masculine Gender is applied to objects remarkable for strength and violence. The Feminine Gender is applied to object remarkable for beauty, gentleness and gracefulness.

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Masculine and Feminine gender for objects are usually used in poetry but certain objects are personified in prose too.

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There are three ways of forming Feminine of Nouns: By using an entirely different word.

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By adding a syllable (-ess, ine, -trix, -a, etc.). The suffix -ess is the most commonly used suffix to form feminine nouns from the masculine.

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By placing a word before or after as shown in the below slide.

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