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19.01.2016, 23:04

Gender

 

  • the fact of being male or female; the division of nouns, pronouns, etc. into classes; one of these classes.

Oxford wordpower Dictionary

 

Gender in English does not have morphological expression.

 

They divide genders according to the lexical meaning:

 

1/ masculine (boy, man, husband)

2/ feminine (woman, girl, wife)

3/ neuter

 

Exceptions:  actress, heroine

 

CAT – tomcat (a male cat) =he;

  • tabby cat (a female cat) =she

 

DOG –he; she

 

Common gender   - teacher, cashier, doctor….

                             (a man - teacher; a woman - teacher)

 

Associated with

he

she

The Sun

The Moon

The Earth

Country

Vehicles: a ship, a car, ….

 

 

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