Abstract Nouns

Welcome to Brigid's Basic Grammar Guide: Part Four - Abstract Nouns. Our guide looks at the 9 Parts of Speech. Each guide has 3 sections to give you a complete learning experience.

  1. LEARN - Target language with free printables.

  2. CREATE- An effective & creative activity to reinforce the target language.

  3. SHARE - Ideas to share & showcase your learning with friends & family.




Abstract Nouns

Nouns which represent intangible things. The opposite of physical/concrete things which we can experience with our 5 senses.

  • ideas

  • qualities

  • concepts

  • feelings

  • states of being

Abstract nouns can be positive, negative or neutral.


adventure adoration belief bravery calm failure romance hate hatred love impression fame wisdom nostalgia peace loyalty calm charity hope honesty infatuation excitement maturity compassion joy liberty freedom sadness success racism sexism sympathy childhood prejudice faith Have a look at these pictures. Which qualities, ideas, concepts or feelings do they evoke in you?Which abstract noun best describes your reaction?


Ask a friend to do the same. Compare & contrast your answers.




Create a questionnaire to find out which abstract nouns your classmates, friends & family value.

Create your own or use our free printable questionnaire. Contact us NOW for your free printables


Make your questionnaire

  • Choose a selections of abstract nouns.

For our questionnaire we chose the following:


  • Write between 15 & 20 clear questions.


1.What is your favourite food?

Which quality, concept or feeling does it evoke in you?


2.What is your least favourite advert?

Which quality, concept or feeling does it elicit in you?


3.Who is your favourite visual artist?

Which quality, concept or feeling does their work awaken in you?


  • Ask your classmates, friends & family to fill in your questionnaire.



  • Discuss the results of your questionnaire.

  • Compare & contrast different answers.

  • Are there any patterns?

  • Any surprises?


Language for comparing & contrasting



  • like

  • some

  • both

  • the same as

  • as

  • too

  • have in common

  • similar

  • in the same way

  • similarly

  • as well as


  • although

  • however

  • differ

  • unlike

  • whereas

  • while

  • contrary to

  • the reverse

  • yet

  • but

  • instead

  • on the other hand

  • unless

  • the opposite



  • Share your questionnaire with 2 or 3 different generations

  • Compare & contrast your findings

  • Think of ways to share your favourite positive abstract nouns with your community


Thank you for reading.

Have a fabulous super smart week! See you soon.

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