Gender of Nouns – Exercises for Class 6

Nouns have four genders.

Feminine gender: A noun that denotes a female person or animal is said to be of the feminine gender. Examples: girl, queen, woman.

Masculine gender: A noun that denotes a male person or animal is said to be of the masculine gender. Examples: boy king, man, cock.

Common gender: A noun that denotes either a male or a female is said to be of the common gender. Examples: student, teacher, doctor.

Neuter gender: A noun that denotes the thing without life that is neither male nor female, is said to be in the neuter gender. Example: table, chair, pencil.

Exercises

Q. Sort the following words in masculine gender, feminine gender, neutral gender and common gender.

reporter, pencil, baby, bride, football, hospital, husband, lion, bus, vixen

Masculine gender

  1. husband
  2. lion

Feminine gender

  1. bride
  2. vixen

Neutral gender

  1. pencil
  2. football
  3. hospital
  4. bus

Common gender

  1. reporter
  2. baby

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