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What Are Neopronouns? Posted by on May 27, 2021

By now you should be well acquainted with the classic English pronouns, such as he, she, we, they, them – those words that take the place of nouns. We use pronouns in place of other nouns. Some pronouns traditionally were also gender-specific. Subjective male/female pronouns: He/She Objective male/female pronouns: Him/Her Possessive male/female pronouns: His/Hers Reflexive…

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Gender and the English Language Posted by on Nov 10, 2016

In many languages, nouns have a specific gender. They can be masculine, feminine, or even gender-neutral. Definite and indefinite articles, as well as adjectives, generally agree with the gender. Germanic and most Nordic languages have three forms of gender. Latinate languages have only two genders for everything. In French, for example, a garden is masculine…

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English words that have gender Posted by on May 7, 2013

English is not known for having gender specific nouns like some other languages (for example Spanish or French), but gender specific nouns do exist in English.  Because English does not have as many gender specific nouns as other languages, one nice thing about English is that you don’t have to worry about gender agreement between…

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