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Abstract Nouns

Done by: Mrs Lum SF

What are Abstract Nouns?


They are nouns. Abstract nouns are used to name things that cannot be seen or touch. For example: an emotion, idea, process, state or quality

Emotions
Love Hate Anger Peace Pride Sympathy Fear

States/Attributes
Bravery Loyalty Honesty Compassion Courage Beauty Pain Misery Success Charity

Ideas/Concepts/Ideals
Dreams Justice Faith Liberty Truth Knowledge Thought Information Culture Trust Dedication

Abstract Nouns ending with suffixes


-tion
Infatuation (infatuate) Adoration (adore) Motivation (motivate)

- sion
Apprehension (apprehend)

-ion
Impression (impress) Compassion (compass)

-ment
Amazement (amaze) Commitment (commit) Unemployment (unemploy)

-ism
Escapism (escape) Favoritism (favourite)

- ness
Happiness (happy) Coldness (cold) Sadness (sad)

-hood
Childhood (child) Livelihood (live)

-ance/ence
Defiance (defy) Tolerance (tolerate) Confidence (Confident) Patience (patient)