It’s spring and love is in the air – Learn about emotions through Abstract Noun

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Meaning of Abstract Nouns and their use

Abstract Nouns are things that can’t be seen or touched. Although there are many things that fall into the category of Abstract Nouns, we are discussing emotions, those strong feelings that come from one’s situation, mood, or relationships with others.

Having said this, you may hear an English speaker say “It’s spring, and love is in the air.” 

Without a doubt, love isn’t something that can be held and it isn’t hanging in the sky like the moon. It’s an abstract emotion. And in the case of the paragraph above, an Abstract Noun. 

In general, Abstract Nouns are used like any other Noun. They represent a thing. Yet, this thing isn’t something that can be detected with the 5 senses. 

Examples of Abstract Nouns

1 Alicia’s biggest fear is losing someone. 

2 They say that laughter is the best medicine but he doesn’t believe it. 

3 His anger was showing on his face even if he didn’t say anything.

Let’s practice 

Q1 Give an example of emotion and use it in a sentence. 

Q2 What is your idea about love? 

Q3 Have you ever felt jealousy? How did you overcome it?

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