|English Grammar Gender||Neuter gender|
Neuter Gender denotes something that is neither male nor female.
The neuter gender does not fall into the category of male or female. And hence these words do not have gender.
All Non-living things belong to this category.
For example, book has no gender. We cannot categorize it into male or female. Therefore, the word book is a Neuter Gender.
Other such examples of Neuter Gender are as follows:
But there are certain non-living things which are treated as persons.
The act of treating a non-living thing as a living thing and attributing living characteristics to them is called personification.
These non-living things are then treated as male or female.
Words like sun, time, summer, winter, etc. are categorized as male.
Words like moon, peace, mercy, nature, earth, spring, autumn, etc. are categorized as female.