Search English English grammar 1 11-14 Key Stage 3

Nouns - Abstract

Abstract nouns are names of qualities, actions or states such as:

  • bravery
  • speed
  • happiness.

An abstract noun cannot normally be defined or measured, as it means different things to different people.

What one person thinks as happiness might mean misery to someone else.

Activity 8: Find the abstract nouns

Highlight the abstract nouns in the following sentences.

The mother felt love for her baby.

The soldier felt hatred for his enemy .

He was filled with sorrow at the funeral .

She looked at the banquet with greed .

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