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    Abstract nouns are the names of ideas, conditions, qualities, attributes. How can I tell the difference between ab attribute and an idea?

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    An attribute is something about someone or something. Talent is an attribute. An idea is a thought, notion, or concept. I might think it is a good idea to see a movie this afternoon. My thought that MNY or Tdol is better at grammar than I am is an idea.

    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell
    Abstract nouns are the names of ideas, conditions, qualities, attributes. How can I tell the difference between ab attribute and an idea?
    As Ron said, an attribute is something that describes someone.

    Tallness, smallness, deepness, darkness, etc. would all be noun attributes.

    Abstract nouns that are in the area of concepts/ideas would be freedom, liberty, justice, equality, art, etc.

    Qualities would be strength, beauty, poise, stamina, etc.

    Conditions would be sanity, poverty, health, etc.

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