Concrete and abstract nouns

Nouns can be classified into two groups: concrete nouns and abstract nouns.

Concrete nouns are the names of objects that we can see, touch or see. Examples are: flower, bird, book, sand, star, butterfly, cloud etc.

All proper nouns and material nouns are concrete nouns.

Abstract nouns name –

  • Feelings such as happiness, loneliness, sorrow and anger
  • Qualities such as courage, intelligence, bravery and honesty
  • Ideas and thoughts such as freedom, friendship and equality

Names of subjects such as mathematics, chemistry and statistics; and names of games and sports such as football, cricket and hockey are also abstract nouns.

Write the following nouns under the heads given below.

Virtue, honesty, intelligence, absurdity, marriage, gold,

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wood, boldness, litter, Raju, diamond, cement, team, battalion, committee, sand, troop, flower, Paris, grapes, courage

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Complete the following sentences with suitable abstract nouns. Study the given clues.

1. ……………………. is the best policy. (Begins with ‘h’)

2. Always speak the …………………. (Begins with ‘t’)

3. Health is ……………………. (Begins with ‘w’)

4. One must learn to enjoy the ………………….. of nature. (Begins with ‘b’)

5. …………………. the best period of one’s life. (Begins with ‘c’)

6. …………………….. first should be our motto. (Begins with ‘s’)

7. All of us seek …………………….. (Begins with ‘h’)

Answers

1. Honesty; 2. Truth; 3. Health; 4. Beauty; 5. Childhood, 6. Safety; 7. Happiness


Category: Abstract

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