Abstract Nouns List & Flashcards

Abstract Nouns List & Flashcards
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Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: Eating certain foods can help control your appetite.
appetite
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Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: I love the originality of his poem!
originality
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: philosophy
abstract noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: anger
abstract noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: effort
abstract noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: quality
abstract noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: friendship
abstract noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: road
concrete noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: children
concrete noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: football
concrete noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: calendar
concrete noun
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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: coffee
concrete noun
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You may already know that a noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns can be categorized by type, such as proper nouns, collective nouns, and pronouns. This flashcard set reviews abstract nouns, or nouns that lack physical qualities that can be experienced with the five senses. It also reviews concrete nouns, which by contrast, physically exist in a way that we can experience them with our senses.

If you are having difficulty determining whether or not a noun is abstract, consider whether you could point to it, take a picture of it, or find it on a map. Could you pick it up and give it to somebody? Is it something you could measure or describe in terms of size ('big,' 'humongous,' 'tiny,' etc.)? If you cannot interact with the noun in these ways, it is likely an abstract noun.

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Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: coffee
concrete noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: calendar
concrete noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: football
concrete noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: children
concrete noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: road
concrete noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: friendship
abstract noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: quality
abstract noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: effort
abstract noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: anger
abstract noun
Determine whether this is a concrete noun or an abstract noun: philosophy
abstract noun
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: I love the originality of his poem!
originality
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: Eating certain foods can help control your appetite.
appetite
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: Her temper was often problematic.
temper
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: He embodies the values of kindness and generosity.
values, kindness, generosity
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: Her beauty was the envy of every girl in Jamestown.
beauty, envy
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: Tom never goes in the basement because of his fear of spiders.
fear
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: It was a pleasure visiting with you!
pleasure
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: The stress of the situation is beginning to get to Marge.
stress, situation
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: I have many fond memories of my childhood in Kentucky.
memories, childhood
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: We sent them a card expressing our sympathies for their loss.
sympathies, loss
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
no abstract nouns
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: I ate a sandwich with ham, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and mayonnaise.
no abstract nouns
Find the abstract noun(s) in this sentence, if any: He used a steam iron to get all of the wrinkles out of his shirt.
no abstract nouns
concrete noun
A noun that has physical qualities that can be experienced through the five senses. Peoples, places, and objects tend to be concrete nouns.
abstract noun
A noun that lacks physical qualities and cannot be experienced through the human senses. Abstract nouns lack physical shape, such as ideas, feelings, or qualities.

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