grammar

Nouns
Use the following categories to identify each noun: concrete noun, proper noun, abstract noun, possessive noun, or compound noun. You will use two categories to identify some of the nouns.

1. War's
possessive noun
proper noun
(is it concrete or abstract?)

2. blood
concrete noun

3. astonishment
abstract noun

4. dirt
concrete noun

5. dignity
abstract noun

6. primroses
concrete noun
compound noun

7. death
abstract noun

8. butter
concrete noun

9. tragedies
abstract noun

10. countryside
concrete noun
compound noun

asked by anonymous
  1. As far as I know, primrose isn't a compound noun.

    I suppose War would depend on what's meant by it -- may be the simple definition of a war (a conflict) in which case I would say it's concrete, but don't take my word for it; or it could refer to the idea of war and all that comes with it, including the horror, tragedy, loss, etc. which might be more abstract.

    I'm not entirely sure, to be honest; was just thinking aloud.

    posted by Jack
  2. 1. War's
    possessive noun
    proper noun
    (is it concrete or abstract?)
    Are you sure it's supposed to be capitalized? If so, what is it? The name of a rock band?

    2. blood
    concrete noun
    yes

    3. astonishment
    abstract noun
    yes

    4. dirt
    concrete noun
    yes

    5. dignity
    abstract noun
    yes

    6. primroses
    concrete noun
    yes
    compound noun
    no

    7. death
    abstract noun
    yes

    8. butter
    concrete noun
    yes

    9. tragedies
    abstract noun
    yes

    10. countryside
    concrete noun
    yes
    compound noun
    yes

    =)

    posted by Writeacher
  3. A concrete noun is a thing that you can touch and taste. You can touch and taste blood, dirt, and butter.You can't touch and taste astonishment, tragedies, or death. Some words take a little thought to decide whether they're concrete (think cement that you can touch and taste) or abstract. Countryside is a tough one, but you'd be touching and tasting dirt or grass, not the countryside. A concrete noun must be able to be touched AND tasted.

    posted by LehrerinSagt
  4. I have homework in grammar and the title is Giving Instruction in Reponse to Expository Writing Prompts so I have choose an electroni apppliance with which I am familiar with and write directions for a friend that explain an important procedure in the use of the appliance and it's asking me the following Who is the audience for your response? What is the purpose of your response and What is the format of your reponse? I really don't understand. Please Help. Thx's

    posted by David
  5. David, please repost your question separately. I am sure that you will give the help you need.

    posted by GuruBlue

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