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could you please give more example of concrete nouns? i can't seem to completely grasp it.
It's almost as if concrete nouns could be defined as anything you can buy.
The distinction can be fuzzy though:
Ex: Her marketing ideas, which we paid for through the nose, are written out right here in black and white. <concrete noun>
Ex: I like the way he thinks. His ideas are beyond anything we've seen before. <abstract>
Yup, it can get really fuzzy. The example I thought of was 'book':
He dropped the book. [concrete]
He wrote the book. [abstract, with concrete associations]
He was thinking about a book. [could be either]
thanks, BobK and Casiopea . Now I have a better understanding of concrete nouns with all the examples you gave me. more power!!
I'm still not sure what a concrete noun is... could you please tell me if the following words are concrete or abstract :
why don't you try first and we can check your instincts?
(hint: football can be both)
Architecture => Abstract
Caporal => Concrete
Chrismas song => Concrete
Football (as a sport) => Abstract
Halloween => Abstract
Murder => Abstract
North => Abstract
Radio (as a media) => Abstract
Tango => Concrete