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What is an abstract noun?

 

Definition
 

An abstract noun is a noun that denotes something viewed as a nonmaterial referent.

Discussion
 

An abstract noun is frequently treated as a mass noun.

Generic
  An abstract noun is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 2

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 247


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