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What Is a Concrete Noun? (with Examples)

What Is a Concrete Noun? (with Examples)

A concrete noun represents something that can be seen, touched, tasted, heard, or smelt. In other words, a concrete noun is something that you can perceive with at least one of your senses.

Concrete nouns can be:

Concrete Nouns Can Be Singular or Plural

Most concrete nouns are countable nouns, which means they can be singular or plural. For example:

SingularPlural
dogdogs
manmen
moonmoons
MartianMartians
deskdesks
eagleeagles
sodiumno plural
(concrete but non-countable noun)

A Video Summary

Here is a short video summarizing the difference between abstract nouns and concrete nouns:

The Difference between Concrete Nouns and Abstract Nouns

If you cannot see, hear, taste, touch, or smell something, it is not a concrete noun. Concrete nouns contrast with abstract nouns, which name things you cannot see, hear, touch, smell, or taste. Take, for example, the abstract nouns motherhood and bravery. You cannot perceive these with your senses. You can of course perceive wood and chocolate with your senses, and these are examples of concrete nouns.

A Dynamic Test on Concrete Nouns

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