Nouns (Abstract) 01
In the sentence 'The man had the patience to stand and fish all day' it is the word 'patience' that is the abstract noun.

Nouns (Abstract) 01

In English, an abstract noun is often a quality or attitude. 'Happiness' is an example of an abstract noun that is a quality. 'Careless' is an example of an abstract noun that is an attitude.

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  1. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    Keep going, keep trying, your ....... will get you results.
    To persevere means to keep trying
  2. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    Don't lose your temper and shout! ....... is a virtue.
  3. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    The lifeguard was praised for his ....... in saving lives.
  4. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    Jane thanked John for his .......
    'Kindness' is a quality - an abstract noun
  5. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    The ....... between the two countries lasted for centuries.
  6. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    She offered him ....... of her help at the concert.
    Remember that you cannot touch an abstract noun. In the above answers there are three things you could touch and one (reassurance) that you could not touch and it is this latter that is the abstract noun
  7. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    Working together needs .......
    With nouns you can put 'the' or 'a' in front of them and the same is true of abstract nouns but remember that you cannot touch an abstract noun. You could touch money, eggs and people, but not co-operation
  8. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    The king's ....... was known all over the world.
    Wisdom is a quality - an abstract noun
  9. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    It was always his ....... to become a musician.
  10. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
    He did not care about his studies - his ....... was obvious.
    Indifference is an attitude - an abstract noun

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