Are the words 'success' and 'failure' concrete or abstract nouns?
Life certainly has its ups and downs. But 'success' and 'failure' are not physical objects we can perceive with our senses. Therefore, they are both abstract nouns.
Both concrete and abstract nouns are words for things. Both concrete and abstract nouns can be singular or plural. Both concrete and abstract nouns can be common nouns or proper nouns. Both concrete and abstract nouns function in a sentence as the subject of the sentence or clause, and as the object of a verb or a preposition.
Abstract nouns and concrete nouns are both nouns, words for a person, place, or thing. Both abstract nouns and concrete noun can be common or proper. Sometimes an abstract noun can be used in a concrete context or a concrete noun can be used in an abstract context. Sometimes an abstract noun and a concrete noun can be the same word. Concrete nouns: man, island, cookie; Dali Lama, Puerto Rico, Oreo Cookie Abstract nouns: goddess…
You don't, some nouns are abstract some are concrete. Abstract nouns are nouns that refer to something we cannot see or touch; they're ideas, feelings, concepts. Concrete nouns can be used in an abstract concept such as the concrete noun road as 'the road to happiness', or the concrete noun bucket as 'a bucket of dreams'. The concept has changed, not the word.
Abstract nouns are not "formed" from common nouns. Nouns can be common or proper, and nouns can be abstract or concrete. The two classifications are practically unconnected, and a noun can be common and concrete (man) or common and abstract (masculinity). More often, abstract nouns are related to adjectives that describe a trait (adjective manly, abstract noun manliness).
Both abstract nouns and concrete nouns are nouns. Both abstract nouns and concrete noun function as a subject or an object in a sentence. EXAMPLES Jim's idea is a good one. (the abstract noun 'idea' is the subject of the sentence) Jim's car is a good one. (the concrete noun 'car' is the subject of the sentence) Jim brings expertise to our meetings. (the abstract noun 'expertise' is the direct object of the verb 'brings')…