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Concrete Noun vs. Abstract Noun

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  Angbeen Chaudhary  —  Grammar Tips
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A noun can be divided into two categories:

1.      Concrete Noun

2.      Abstract Noun

Concrete Noun:

A noun is termed as concrete noun if it can be identified by five senses of human beings i.e. taste, smell, sight, touch and hearing).

Example:

Please pick up the phone.

In the above example, phone is the noun and it is a concrete noun as one can touch , hear and see a phone.

Concrete Noun vs. Abstract Noun

Abstract Noun:

Alternatively, a noun will be called an abstract noun if it cannot be identified or perceived by the five senses of human beings.

Example:

He was impressed by her honesty.

In the above example, the noun honesty is a noun that cannot be perceived by the five senses. Honesty cannot be touched, seen, heard, tasted or smelled. Thus it is an abstract noun.

 

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