We use nouns in masculine and feminine genders for men and women and the neutral form for things, animals, events, substance or qualities.
Words with masculine, feminine and neutral form:
- Our boy likes football. He plays it every day.
- Our girl likes football. She plays it every day.
- Our child likes football. They* play it every day.
*If we don’t want to reveal the gender.
Words with both masculine and feminine form:
- My uncle doesn’t have a telephone. He is lonely.
- My aunt doesn’t have a telephone. She is lonely.
Words with neutral form only:
- The bill is 100 euros. It is expensive.
- The email address is there. It is quite long.
- His mobile phone has broken. We can fix it in the morning.