Example of Material and Abstract Noun

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Definition of Material Noun:

A material noun is a name for something which is tangible.


  • I have a cricket bat in my closet.
  • The bat is made of wood from a tree.
  • My brother has a mobile phone.
  • The phone is made of plastic and metal.
  • I need some water for the cake.
  • The jug is on the table.
  • There is also a pen and a diary on it.
  • The pen is out of ink.
  • Your shirt has a button short.
  • This ring is made of gold and diamond.
  • The bricks are loose on this wall.


Definition of Abstract Noun:

An abstract noun is a name for something which is intangible.


  • Truthfulness is a virtue that is rare nowadays.
  • Honesty depends mostly on truthfulness and integrity.
  • Childhood is the best time to build it.
  • Different people may have different ideas, opinions, and beliefs.
  • But some virtues receive universal acknowledgment.
  • Courage, bravery, honesty, intelligence, perseverance, etc. are the best of virtues.
  • Kindness, fidelity, justness, faithfulness, optimism, etc. are also good virtues.
  • There are also some commonly acknowledged vices.
  • Dishonesty, treachery, infidelity, brutality, pessimism, etc. are some of the vices.
  • Hatred, malice, vengefulness, cruelty, spitefulness, etc. are some negative qualities.
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