Nowadays using genders to refer to males and females is not considered common. In this lesson, we will learn about how and what it is.
What Are Genders?
Actually, gender indicates the state of being a male or a female. But there are some people who do not consider themselves as either group. Genders are categorized into three groups:
What Is a Male?
A male refers to a man as a human or as an animal. Some nouns are considered masculine nouns instinctively. Here are a few examples.
What Is a Female?
A female refers to a woman as a human or even an animal. These words are automatically feminine. Here are a few examples:
What Is a Neutral Gender?
Sometimes we do not know the gender of an animal or person. Sometimes they do not consider themselves males or females. As a result, we say they are of neutral gender. Here are a few examples:
Third Person Singular Personal Pronouns
The third person singular pronoun has three members:
The pronoun she refers to a female, he refers to a male and it is used to express a neutral gender. Check out the examples:
Genders in Determiners
Possessive determiner for third-person singular pronouns has three members:
His refers to a man, her refers to a woman, and we use its when we are not quite sure which gender we are referring to.
These days people tend to use words that do not define a particular gender. For example, some jobs contain a male or female title such as postman, which makes it a male job, but there is not any special job that dedicates only one gender; so people tend to change them into neutral gender words. For example: