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Practise Changing the Gender of Words

In this worksheet, students will investigate different ways of making masculine nouns into feminine ones.

'Practise Changing the Gender of Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Exception Words

Popular topics:   Reading Comprehension worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Many nouns have both a masculine (male) and a feminine (female) version.


For example:


prince and princess

prince and princess


The feminine noun is often formed by adding the suffix -ess to the masculine noun, but there are many other nouns where the masculine and feminine versions are completely different words.


For example:


bride and groom

husband and wife


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