Why is putting the female ⚢ sign in front of baker gives incorrect answer?? Why do they put it in the choices in the first place!!
You add an -in suffix for feminine versions? A doctor is Arzt but an earlier sentence also said Arztin (or something similar) was a word for doctor...
In English in the old days we used to differentiate male baker - baker - from female baker - baxter (which now survives only as a surname). There used to be a good many of these, but most of these distinct forms have disappeared - who says "poetess" any more?- although "actress" does seem to be holding on.
I believe actress was maintained because words that end in -er or -or are perceived as being inherently male. -ress is used as the counterpart to -er and -or. Whereas -ess is tacked on to words that don't otherwise have suffixes. Thus, the root word that receives -ess is interpreted as being gender neutral. This has resulted in -ess seeming unnecessary even to people who otherwise feel the need to point out when a professional is female. For example, my dad was born in the sixties and feels the need to say woman doctor. However, I highly doubt he's aware of -ess as a formerly common denotation of gender.