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What are Abstract Nouns? Grammar Review

Can you tell me what a noun is? A noun is “People, place, thing, idea”! What is an abstract noun? An abstract noun is intangible! In other words, “We cannot” “see, smell, taste, hear or touch an abstract noun”! An abstract noun is the name of a quality, action or state! Many abstract nouns are formed with “adjectives, verbs and common nouns” by adding a suffix. Below are examples to study. Ask your teacher for a further explanation. (From the verb explain)

Abstract Nouns from “Adjectives

She has shown great kindness to others! (She is kind)

They were known for their bravery in the war! (They were brave)

The reality of the situation is not too good! (A real situation)

His strength was beyond our imagination! (He was strong)

The happiness in the family was overwhelming! (They were happy)

Abstract Nouns from “Verbs

Growth in the company is better than expected! (To grow)

It has been a pleasure doing business with you! (To please)

There was a belief that the story might be true! (To believe)

The marriage was a huge success with compromise! (To marry)

That was a very relaxing night out! (To relax)

Abstract Nouns from “Common Nouns

They had a wonderful childhood growing up! (child+hood)

Their friendship has lasted for many years! (friend+ship)

She earned a scholarship with hard work! (scholar+ship)

She displays great leadership in her position as president! (leader+ship)

He decided to join the membership in the club! (member+ship)

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