Abstract noun

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Concrete and abstract nouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

The difference between concrete and abstract nouns can be a little fuzzy. Let's start by focusing on the word origins of "concrete" and "abstract", and see if that ...

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Abstract nouns are words that name things that are not concrete. Your five physical senses cannot detect an abstract noun – you can’t see it, smell it, taste it, hear it, or touch it. In essence, an abstract noun is a quality, a concept, an idea, or maybe even an event.

Abstract nouns and concrete nouns are usually defined in terms of one another. Something that is abstract exists only in the mind, while something that is concrete can be interacted with in a physical way. Qualities, relationships, theories, conditions, and states of being are some examples of the types of things abstract nouns define.

 

Feelings

States

Emotions

Qualities

Concepts

Ideas

Events

Anxiety

Being

Anger

Beauty

Charity

     Beliefs

Adventure

Confusion

Chaos

Despair

Beauty

Comfort

Communication

Birthday

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