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ABSTRACT NOUN

DEFINITION:
An abstract noun is a type of noun that refers to something a person cannot
physically interact with. A noun that is abstract is an aspect, concept, idea,
experience, state of being, trait, quality, feeling, or other entity that cannot be
experienced with the five senses.

However if a noun describes something you can see, hear, touch, taste, or smell, it
is not abstract.

Thus An Abstract Noun:

CAN’T BE CAN’T BE CAN’T BE CAN’T BE CAN’T BE

SEEN HEARD SMELLED TASTED TOUCHED

Abstract nouns can be countable or non-countable (mass). They can also be in


singular or possessive form.
COMMON ABSTRACT NOUNS( CATEGEORIZED):
Emotions/Feelings

• Love

• Hate

• Anger

• Peace

• Pride

• Sympathy

States/Attributes

• Bravery

• Loyalty

• Honesty

• Integrity

• Compassion

• Charity

• Success

• Courage

• Deceit

• Skill

• Beauty

• Brilliance

• Pain

• Misery

Ideas/Concepts/Ideals
• Beliefs

• Dreams

• Justice

• Truth

• Faith

• Liberty

• Knowledge

• Thought

• Information

PICTORIAL EXAMPLE:

In the above picture the circled words are few examples of Abstract Noun.
FEW SENTENCES USING ABSTRACT NOUN:

1. Send them my love.

2. Sarah has great taste in clothes.

3. Freedom is evident in the United States.

4. Hate should not be portrayed toward one another.

5. I know the importance of learning English.

6. I would like the opportunity to study abroad.

7. She needs to have more confidence.

8. Happiness means different things to different people.

9. You should save your money for your education.

10 .She has a lot of pride.