Abstract Nouns

An abstract noun is a noun which we use to name things that we can not perceive through our five senses:  smell, sight, hear, taste or touch. Abstract nouns are the opposite of concrete nouns.

Examples:

  • Sadly, freedom is not something everyone in the World enjoys.
  • He gained our sympathy.
  • I think this footballer lacks the necessary skill to become a professional.
  • These people need hope!