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    I want to know if Air is an abstract noun. If yes I want to know Five reasons but if no, I also want to know five reasons


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    I want to know if Air is an abstract noun. If yes I want to know Five reasons but if no, I also want to know five reasons
    I think 'air' is a material noun (a mixture of gases).

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    I want to know if Air is an abstract noun. If yes I want to know Five reasons but if no, I also want to know five reasons
    Air is not an abstract noun. It is a concrete noun.
    You can see it and hear it when the wind's blowing (wind is moving air), you can feel it; and sometimes you can smell it and taste it (although that's usually something in the air). You can analyze it into nitrogen and oxygen plus a few trace elements.
    Why do you think there are five reasons either away? There's really only one. It's a concrete noun because it refers to a tangible physical object.

    That's assuming you mean "air" in its primary meaning. If you say "He has an air of superiority", that use is abstract.


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    I think the author of this thread alludes to I.Kant by his asking to give 5 reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I think the author of this thread alludes to I.Kant by his asking to give 5 reasons.
    Oh, I'm not familiar with Kant's five reasons (or I've forgotten them, maybe), though it sounds somewhat advanced for someone who doesn't know whether "air" is concrete or not.

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