Is an apology an abstract noun?
Yes, apology is an abstract noun, a word for an acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault. The apology isn't the words spoken or written, it's the intent of the words that constitutes an apology.
Would it be a lack of abstract or real words that shows the modernist tendency toward using concrete language I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox from This Is Just to Say by Williams?
The poem is "This Is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams. The poem is an apparent apology. The noun 'apology' is an abstract noun and an apology is an abstract idea, the word and the act are concepts. The author is using a concrete explanation (the physical absence of plums, the physical act of eating them, the physical properties of the plums as he ate them) to express the abstract idea (apology). The poem…
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No, the noun 'abstract' is a concrete noun, a singular common noun; a word for a summary of information or the summary of a book, article, or a speech. An abstract is a written work, a physical thing. The word 'abstract' is also a verb and an adjective. The adjective 'abstract' describes the noun 'noun' for the term 'abstract noun'. And, the verb: What did you abstract from the answer to your question?
The word honestly is the adverb based on the adjective honest. An adverb is a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Examples: We need someone who can honestly represent out interests. An honestly short apology is better than a rambling excuse. The abstract noun forms of the adjective honest is honestness. A related noun form is honesty.
The noun abstract is a concrete noun as a word for a written outline of a report, speech, or academic paper; a painting done in the abstract style. The noun abstract is an abstract noun as a word for something referred to as a general idea; something in the abstract. The word abstract is also a verb and an adjective.