Grammatical gender and its function



English, Function, Grammatical gender, Noun, Romance languages


If you speak another language like Spanish or German, you are familiar with grammatical gender. In Romance languages (and many others), nouns have a gender. In French, a chair is a la chaise, a feminine noun, and a hat is le chapeau, a masculine noun. But did you know that English used to have gendered nouns too? Of course, gender did not disappear entirely. We still have gendered pronouns in English; he, she and it. Do you think English would be better with grammatical gender? Many people don’t really know about gender in adjective or noun in English, they know that they exist. But if we want to improve yourself, we need to pay more attention to this small thing. It can make so much difference if we know about it. Grammatical gender also makes English will look better.


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How to Cite

Sholikah, F. W. (2014). Grammatical gender and its function. International Research Journal of Management, IT and Social Sciences, 1(1), 18–21. Retrieved from



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