What Are Abstract and Concrete Nouns?
Abstract nouns refer to nouns that represent concepts, ideas, or qualities, rather than physical objects that can be seen, touched, or heard.
On the other hand, concrete nouns refer to physical entities such as people, animals, and objects that can be perceived through the senses of sight, touch, taste, smell, or hearing.
Examples of Abstract and Concrete Nouns
In the table below, you can see some of the common abstract and concrete nouns in English:
|Abstract nouns||Concrete nouns|
|Anger||Ice cream cone|
Categorization of Abstract Nouns
We can categorize abstract nouns into different categories:
- Emotions: anger, joy, passion
- States: being, peace, freedom
- Feelings: fear, stress, love
- Qualities: beauty, honesty, trust
- Concepts: culture, faith, chance
- Ideas: democracy, wisdom, religion
- Events: birthday, marriage, death
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