What are abstract nouns? What is the difference between concrete and abstract nouns? How to use abstract nouns?
1) Nouns can be concrete or abstract. Concrete nouns are tangible and you can experience them with your five senses. Abstract nouns refer to intangible things, like actions, feelings, ideals, concepts, and qualities.
Food is great. But love is even greater.
2) Abstract nouns fall into several categories:
a) emotions and feelings.
anger, sadness, love, grief etc.
b) human qualities and characteristics.
beauty, maturity, humour, patience etc.
c) ideas and concepts.
knowledge, freedom, luxury, comfort etc.
Marriage, birthday, career, adventure etc.
Many abstract nouns are formed from adjectives, verbs, or nouns. Sometimes you can add a suffix to the concrete noun or alter the word root to form abstract nouns.
child (concrete noun), childhood (abstract noun)
Nouns with the following suffixes are often abstract:
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