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Noun Gender

Noun Gender

Is this alien a male or a female?

If all you know is that this is an alien, it is nearly impossible to tell.

However, if you said the word alien in Spanish, you may be able to tell if the alien was male or female based on how the word was said. El extraterrestre would signify a male alien and la extraterrestre would be used for a female alien.

Being able to tell whether an alien (or any other noun) is masculine or feminine is part of noun gender.

In the English language, most nouns do not have a gender. They are neutral. However, some nouns are distinctly male or female.

Watch the video to learn more about masculine, feminine, and neutral nouns. Then answer the questions.

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