We should learn gender so we know how to use pronouns when we refer to nouns. EX.
The woman planned her
own wedding. EX.
The man brought his
own tuxedo. EX.
The oak tree drops its
colorful leaves in the fall. EX. Julia
is singular number and feminine gender. So we use the pronoun her.
A few nouns are personified, meaning we refer to them as masculine or feminine. EX.
The sun rose in all his
) glory. EX.
The pale moon showed her
) illuminated light. EX.
The Titanic came into her
) dock. 2)
We use the
masculine form of the pronoun to refer to nouns representing both male and female. EX.
Each one should do his
Every author is expected to write his
We use masculine pronouns, without reference to sex, to refer to large animals notable for strength. EX.
The polar bear broke his
) way through the ice. 4)
A small animal usually is referred to as it. 5)
animals notable for such qualities as delicacy, gentleness, and grace, are thought of as feminine. EX.
The sparrow made her
nest near our window.