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    Concrete or Abstract? Please help asap...

    Is the noun "voice" concrete or abstract? thanks! :)


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    Re: Concrete or Abstract? Please help asap...

    That would be concrete since there is evidence (you can hear it).

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    Re: Concrete or Abstract? Please help asap...

    It depends on what you mean by concrete.
    'Concrete' could mean that which exists in solid, physical form which can be touched, felt or seen, not just perceived. In that sense, voice is not.

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    Re: Concrete or Abstract? Please help asap...

    Actually concrete nouns are anything that can be perceived through the 5 senses - see, touch, listen, smell, taste.

    An abstract noun would be the opposite, things like thoughts or feelings or opinions are abstract.

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    Re: Concrete or Abstract? Please help asap...

    Quote Originally Posted by filjap_sensei View Post
    Is the noun "voice" concrete or abstract? thanks! :)
    "Voice" as in "the product of your vocal cords" is concrete.
    "Voice" as "this sentence is in the passive voice" is abstract.

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