Concrete and Abstract Nouns Examples in Sentences

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A Concrete Noun: A concrete Noun is the name of an object of sense, that is, an object which can be seentouchedheard, smelt, or tested

  • Boy,
  • dog,
  • song, 
  • flower, 
  • milk.

Thus, we can say  Proper, Common or Class, Collective, Material, or Mass belong to Concrete Nouns as they either can be seentouchedheardsmelt, or tested.

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Concrete Nouns examples

(1) Proper Noun: A Proper Noun is the name of a particular person, thing, place, or event. As:

  • Saurav was the captain of the Indian cricket team. 
  • Delhi is the capital of India.  
  • The Geeta is the sacred book. 
  • The Bay of Benga is to the south-east of India.
  • The Himalayas are to the north of India. 
  • India is a populated country.

(2) Common or Class: A noun that is common to any and every person or thing of the same kind or class, is called Common Noun. Here Common means are shared by all. As:

  • Man is mortal.
  • A dog is a faithful animal. 
  • The ancient civilization flourished beside the river. 
  • Man can be perfect at reading a book. 
  • We should plant more trees
  • Rose is a beautiful flower.

(3) Collective Noun: A collective noun is the name of a group or collection of persons or things taken together and spoken of as one complete whole.

  • The police dispersed the crowd.
  • pack of dogs was chasing him.
  • crowd of people gathered at the fair.

(4) Material or Mass: A Material Noun denotes the matter or substance of which things are made. It is also called Mass Noun. As:

  • Wood 
  • water
  • leather 
  • rice etc

Abstract Noun examples

(1) An Abstract Noun: An abstract noun is the name of a qualityactionor state belonging to an object: 

  • The softness of the clouds is nice. 
  • His smile is beautiful. 
  • Health is wealth.
  • His silence proves his guilt.

Diagram of Concrete Noun & Abstract Noun

1. Concrete
Common or Class
Material or Mass

            2. AbstractAbstract

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