Gender in English Grammar and its Types with Examples | Grade 5
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Gender for Class 5 English

This concept is all about gender for class 5. Students will learn about different types of gender which include masculine, feminine, and neuter along with examples and common mistakes. Students will also study some rules to change the gender in English by adding suffixes.
The students will learn the following from the concept:

  • To identify the gender of the noun.
  • To change the gender by adding ‘s’ or ‘ss’

Every concept is taught to class 5 English students with the help of examples, illustrations, and concept maps. Once you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the printable gender worksheet at the page’s end.

Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept, Gender for Class 5, provided in PDF format.

Definition:

  • Gender is used to tell whether a noun is male or female.
  • There are four types of genders into which nouns are classified as follows: masculine, feminine, neuter, and common.

Here, we will discuss masculine, feminine, and neuter gender.

Types of gender
  1. Masculine
  2. The names that belong to male persons or animals are known as masculine gender.

    For example, boy, father, lion, etc.

    a)

    Masculine gender examples

    b)

    Masculine gender examples

    c)

    Masculine gender examples

    Examples:

    1. The boy studies in class 5.
    2. My father works in a bank.
    3. The lion was resting under a tree.
  3. Feminine
  4. The names that belong to female persons or animals are known as feminine gender.

    For example: girl, mother, lioness, etc.

    a)

    Feminine gender examples

    b)

    Feminine gender examples

    c)

    Feminine gender examples

    Examples:

    1. The girl in the orange and green dress is my sister.
    2. My mother is watching tv.
    3. The lioness was protecting her cubs.
  5. Neuter
  6. Non living things fall under the neuter gender. Plants are also included under the neuter gender.

    For example, table, flower, pen, etc.

    a)

     Neuter gender examples

    b)

     Neuter gender examples

    c)

     Neuter gender examples

    Examples:

    1. The table is kept in a rectangular room.
    2. I bought a new pen for my brother.
    3. The flower looks beautiful.

Rules to Change the Gender of the Noun

  1. Sometimes a noun is changed from the masculine gender to the feminine gender by adding a suffix like ‘ess’.
  2. Examples:

    No. Masculine Feminine
    a. Poet Poetess
    b. Prince Princess
  3. In some cases, the gender of the noun may be changed by changing the second part of the word that indicates the gender
  4. Examples:

    No. Masculine Feminine
    a. Land lord Land lady
    b. Step father Step mother
  5. Some genders denote masculine when the suffix ‘man’ is added and feminine when the suffix ‘woman’ is added.
  6. Examples:

    No. Masculine Feminine
    a. Chairman Chairwoman
    b. Fireman Firewoman

Exceptions

Whenever we change the gender of a noun in a sentence, don’t forget to change the pronoun as well.

Incorrect and Correct Usage:

Common mistake while using gender

The two girls walking in the park are sisters.

Samantha is her sister.

The woman went to the park with her sister.

The woman went to the park with his sister.

Chart for gender
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