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    Feminine

    Write the feminine of the following nouns:

    husband - wife
    sir - madam
    man - woman
    shepher - shepherdess
    lion - lioness
    waiter - waitress
    nephew - neice
    driver - driver
    brother-in-law - sister-in-law
    step-son - step-daughter
    landlord - landlady
    tiger - tigeress
    negro - negress
    cock - hen
    friend - friend
    boy - girl

    On the right side are my answers.
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    Re: Feminine

    You are correct.

    However, I don't know who is teaching you to use words like "negro" or "negress," but those are offensive terms today. In the US we would refer to "African Americans" for either sex.

    Also, feminine forms of many occupations are being phased out in common use. Equality between the sexes. We no longer prefer "waiter" or "waitress," replacing them with a neutral "server." Policemen are police officers.

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    Re: Feminine

    Not a teacher

    Spelling correction:

    Niece
    Tigress

    Note that negress, like jewess are regarded as offensive.

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