Concrete Abstract Nouns

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Concrete and Abstract Nouns

What Is a Concrete Noun?

When you use your five senses, you are most likely experiencing a concrete noun. If you can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch it, it’s a concrete noun.

Most nouns are concrete nouns.

Take a look at the image above and the chart below to see examples of concrete nouns.

Sense Concrete Nouns
Sightbutterfly, telescope, glasses, planet
Smellperfume, garbage, rose, soup
SoundXylophone, whistle, guitar, bell
Touchsnowman, cactus, teddy bear, feather
Tastechocolate, strawberry, ice cream cone, watermelon

What Are Abstract Nouns?

Abstract nouns are those that name feelings, ideas, concepts, or characteristics that cannot be felt with your senses.

If you think about it, most emojis represent an abstract noun!

For example,

What’s the difference between the two?

Remember, if you can experience it with one of your five senses, then it’s a concrete noun. If you can’t, then it’s most likely abstract.

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