In any language, gender plays an important role. Basically, gender demotes the sex of the individual/person and of the place or the thing we are talking about.
Types of Gender
There are four types of genders in English:
- Masculine Gender
- Feminine Gender
- Common Gender
- Neuter Gender
A noun that indicates or describes male sex is called masculine gender.
Example: boy, bull, dog, peacock, lion, tiger, king, man, sir, etc.
A noun that indicates or describes female sex is called feminine gender.
Example: girl, cow, queen, miss, ma’am, lioness, tigress, mare, woman, empress, etc.
A noun that indicates or describes either male or female sex is called a common gender.
Example: doctor, teacher, engineer, friend, student, servant, cousin, etc.
A noun that indicates or describes neither male nor female sex is called a neuter gender.
Example: pen, pencil, silver, gold, tree, house, door, table, chair, cupboard, etc.