Exercise: concrete and abstract nouns

Read the following sentences and find all the nouns. Then decide whether they are concrete or abstract.

  1. The firefighters showed great bravery when they were called out to the emergency that was reported on the news.
  2. The table was covered with plates filled with pizzas, samosas, sausage rolls, sandwiches, bhajees – all the party food you could imagine.
  3. Appearance is more important than it should be in society because people often make a judgement based on what you look like before you even have the opportunity to speak.
  4. The mountain was lit by the early morning sun so that the purple heather glowed.
  5. Her meaning was clear – we were in trouble and there was no chance of help.


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