what is a abstract noun
Rainbows is a concrete noun: they can be seen. Mr. Bond is also a concrete noun, but dream and retirement are not. These nouns are considered abstract nouns. We’ll discuss abstract nouns in more detail below.
Even though noise can’t be touched—and the noise may even be coming from several places—you can hear the noise, so it’s a concrete noun.
The abstract noun of win is victory.
An abstract noun is a noun which denotes an idea about quality, state instead of a concrete object. Some of the examples of the abstract noun are truth, danger and so on.
Abstract nouns are very often emotions or characteristics.
Here are some examples:
In English, an abstract noun is often a quality or attitude. “Happiness” is an example of an abstract noun that is a quality. “Careless” is an example of an abstract noun that is an attitude.
One general way that you can tell the difference between the abstract and the concrete, is that you cannot touch something which is abstract. “Concrete”, like the building material of the same name, is, by definition, something you can touch. This is not an altogether satisfactory definition however. What about music? You can’t really touch music, can you? If it is very loud, or has a strong bass line or percussion, you might feel the sound waves, however. And you can certainly hear music. So “music” is not an abstract noun. It would be more accurate to say that abstract nouns cannot be experienced through the senses. “Smile” and “hug” are concrete nouns, but “love” and “friendship” are abstract nouns.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
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