Since, in Dutch, the distinction between the male and female gender of nouns is disappearing, another appropriate gender distinction is the distinction neuter/non-neuter, which is expressed in the definite article determining the noun: `de' for female/male words and `het' for neuter words. As a consequence of the fact that some words can be preceded by both articles, CELEX distinguishes three tags:
|Attribute||Value||Du. example||Du. tag|
|De/Het Woord||non-neuter||de deur||de|
|de or het||de/het jolijt||de/het|
We need a special tag to mark up nouns which are part of a separable verb, e.g. `paard' in `paardrijden' and as a separated word form in, e.g. ``Ik heb paard gereden''. Cf. also `hout' in `houthakken', separated word form: ``Wij hebben hout gehakt'', etc. See also under Separability and compare language-specific features of Adjectives and Adverbs.