Nouns 2
Anger is an example of an abstract noun.

Nouns 2

In this second 11-plus English quiz on nouns, you are going to get some practice in identifying abstract nouns; these are nouns that you can't literally sense with your five senses: you can't see, touch, smell, hear or taste them. For example: anger, love, curiosity and democracy.

One handy tip to help with finding the correct answer is to put the words 'he is' at the beginning of each option. The ones that make no sense will be incorrect answers. Abstract nouns are not as obvious as proper nouns, but once you get to grips with them, you'll be a noun expert!

Give this quiz a whirl and see if you can get top marks. If at first you don't succeed, try try again!

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  1. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    leisurely, lazy, lax, leisure
    The other words are adjectives, but 'leisurely' can also be used as an adverb
  2. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    hospital, hospitality, hospitable, unhospitable
    What parts of speech are the other words?
  3. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    miserable, gloomy, glum, misery
    The other words are adjectives
  4. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    sympathetic, sympathy, cruel, kind
    The other words are adjectives
  5. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    success, courageous, deceitful, successful
    The other words are adjectives
  6. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    informative, skillful, culture, cultural
    The other words are adjectives
  7. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    loyal, dishonest, honest, loyalty
    The other words are adjectives
  8. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    dedicated, destroyed, declined, dedication
    The other words are derived from the verbs dedicate, destroy and decline
  9. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    just, justifiable, justice, justify
    'Justice' is the only noun in the list. What parts of speech are the other words?
  10. Which noun is an abstract noun?
    jealous, spiteful, envy, envious
    The other words are adjectives

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