ABSTRACT NOUNS

 

Abstract Nouns are nouns that don’t come in the physical form.  They don’t  tap into the 5 senses where concrete nouns do.  

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Abstract forms of nouns are very common and an important part of communication. In many cases these types of nouns are derived from an addition of a suffix or alteration in the root word. Child is a concrete noun, for example, but childhood is an intangible state, so it is abstract. Nouns with the following suffixes are often abstract:

-tion

-ism

-ity

-ment

-ness

-age

-ance/-ence

-ship

 

Common Abstract Nouns

 

Fear Trust
Failure Joy
Justice Life
Awe Perseverance
Energy Strength
Childhood Luck
Curiosity Opportunity
Anxiety Warmth
Intelligence Talent
Greed Hope
Comfort Generosity
Memory Gossip
Kindness Laughter
kindness determination
Love Hate Anger
Peace Pride Sympathy
Bravery Honesty Compassion
Success Pain Brilliance
Faith Truth Thought
Knowledge Deceit Information
Culture Trouble Relaxation
Progress Hospitality Leisure
Education Chaos Satisfaction
Wisdom Belief empathy
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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