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Woman

From Teflpedia
(Redirected from Women)

A woman is an adult female human.

The word woman marks the feminine gender, and forms a masculine-feminine pair with the word “man.”

Woman is an irregular plural, with the plural "women" /ˈwɪmɪn/; the spelling mirrors that of man-men but the pronunciation does not. This has the potential to confuse EFL learners.

Woman forms a number of compound nouns, e.g. Englishwoman, policewoman, etc. These are not gender neutral, so in some circumstances for some meanings gender neutral language is preferred.