Masculine gender is one of three genders in English grammar. The three genders for nouns and pronouns are:
Unless its meaning makes it obviously male (e.g., boy, king, boar) or female (e.g., princess, hen, mare), a noun in English is neuter by default.
(Note: Large machines, such as ships and trains, which - by default - are neuter, are sometimes affectionally called she. An animal is referred to as it, or he or she when the sex is known.)
What is gender?
What are nouns?
What are pronouns?
What is the feminine gender?
What is the neuter gender?
What are possessive adjective?
What are absolute possessive pronouns?
Glossary of grammatical terms
YOU CAN USE HE TO MEAN HE AND SHE
In formal writing, you can use he to represent he and she. Likewise, his is used for his and her. For example:
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