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What are Abstract Nouns?

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Koko and Pip are undertaking an art class. But they need to learn the difference between concrete or abstract noun, so they can paint an example of an abstract noun. In order to do this, they need to know the answer to ‘what’s an abstract noun?’ and practice concrete noun and abstract noun identification. Watch the video to see their masterpiece!

What is an Abstract Noun?

Abstract noun definition: An abstract noun is a noun that cannot be experienced with the senses. It is usually an idea, experience, feeling, or quality someone or something has. This is the abstract noun meaning!

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What is an abstract noun example? Bravery is a good example of abstract noun, because you cannot see it. It is usually a feeling or an experience someone has!

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Below you will be able to practice what is abstract noun, so can identify concrete noun vs abstract noun.

Abstract Noun Example

Koko and Pip admired the beauty of one another. Koko and Pip are concrete nouns because we can see, hear, smell, and touch them. Beauty is an abstract noun because it is an idea someone has of something, and this is often dependent on the person.

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Now you have seen an abstract noun example, let’s review what we have learned today.

Abstract Nouns - Summary

Abstract nouns cannot be experienced with the five senses. They are often ideas, experiences, feelings, or qualities.

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Next time someone asks you, whats an abstract noun? You can now answer this question! Below you will find an abstract nouns worksheet with abstract noun examples in sentences.

Transcript What are Abstract Nouns?

Abstract nouns art class is in session, but Koko and Pip are a little confused. In order to create a masterpiece for an abstract noun, they need to learn what are abstract nouns? Nouns can be concrete nouns or abstract nouns. A concrete noun is a physical object, like a ball, a dog, or candy, that can be experienced with the five senses, touch, hearing, taste, smell, and sight! An abstract noun is usually an idea, feeling, experience, or quality, and cannot be experienced with the five senses. Today, we are going to explore more about abstract nouns. So, if an abstract noun cannot be experienced with the five senses, what are they? Abstract nouns are usually ideas, such as thoughts, experiences, such as childhood, qualities, such as bravery, and feelings, such as love! None of these nouns are experienced with the five senses, making them abstract! Now that we have explored a little bit about what abstract nouns are let's practice identifying whether a sentence has a concrete noun or an abstract noun! There was a lot of bravery shown by all involved. What is the noun in this sentence? The noun is BRAVERY. Is bravery a concrete noun, or an abstract noun? Bravery is an abstract noun, because we cannot experience it with any of the five senses, and it is usually a quality one has. Let's take a look at the sentence, that elephant is so big compared to the others. What is the noun in this sentence? The noun is elephant. Is elephant a concrete noun, or an abstract noun? Elephant is a concrete noun, because we can experience it with some of the five senses. You can touch and see an elephant. And you could probably smell an elephant too if you were close enough! Sometimes, sentences can contain concrete nouns and abstract nouns. Look at the sentence, Koko and Pip admired the beauty of one another. What are the nouns in this sentence? The nouns are Koko, Pip, and beauty. Is Koko a concrete noun, or an abstract noun? Koko is a concrete noun, because it is a name, and you can see and touch koko! Is Pip a concrete noun, or an abstract noun? Like Koko, Pip is a concrete noun because it is a name, and we can see and touch Pip too! Is beauty a concrete noun, or an abstract noun? Beauty is an abstract noun, because beauty is often an idea or feeling that goes beyond what someone can see with their eyes; because what one person finds beautiful, someone else may not! It looks like Koko and Pip have decided to paint a piece of abstract artwork for the noun beauty, so let's review while they paint! Remember, nouns can be concrete nouns or abstract nouns. A concrete noun is a physical object that can be experienced with the five senses. An abstract noun is usually an idea, feeling, experience, or quality, and cannot be experienced with the five senses. A sentence may contain concrete nouns and abstract nouns. "Pip, here is what I painted for beauty. It's myself!" "That's funny because I also painted you for beauty!" "Oh Pip, that's... that's beautiful. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder!"