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Abstract nouns explained with examples English grammar lesson

Learning about abstract nouns English lesson

During this grammar lesson you will learn what abstract nouns are and how to recognise them, 

What are abstract nouns?

Common Nouns are:- name, people, places or things that are not specific. One of the classes of a noun is called an abstract noun. Your five senses that are enable to detect them. 

 Learning about abstract nouns using the 5 senses

 cannot see them             cannot hear them          cannot taste them           cannot smell them          cannot feel  them.

Examples of abstract verbs

love, wealth, happiness, pride, fear, religion, belief, history, communication

Read the following example

When Jason dived into the river to rescue a cat that was drowning, his bravery amazed the family of the cat who standing on the river bank.

What was the abstract noun in the example?

Bravery, one of the nouns used in the example, is an abstract noun. You can see Jason, the water, and the family. But you cannot see bravery itself.

Why is bravery an abstract noun?

Bravery has no colour, size, shape, sound, odour, flavour, or texture. You cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or touch, bravery  so it is an abstract noun.


Remember that any noun that is not one of your five senses it is an abstract noun.


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