Concrete Vs Abstract Noun Research Paper

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Unit 5 Lesson 1

• Concrete versus Abstract Nouns

When you think of nouns, you probably think of people, places or objects. While these are all nouns, they are not the only type.

Concrete nouns
Concrete nouns are perceivable by the senses and name something you can see, hear, smell, taste or touch. These include people, animals, places and objects.

People: doctor, mother, friend, firefighter.
Animals: dog, snake, ape, panda bear.
Places: Central Park, peninsula, mount, Mexico
Objects: flower, keyboard, bench, bullet.

Example:
We ordered a large pizza for lunch yesterday.

“Pizza” is a concrete noun because you can see, feel, smell and taste it.

Abstract nouns
Abstract nouns name things you cannot see, hear, smell, taste or fell. In other
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You cannot picture them in your mind.

Example
Steve’s childhood was traumatic.

“Childhood” is an abstract noun because you cannot see it.

A: Look at the sentence below. Then, identify weather the noun are abstract or concrete.

Lauren saw the jump from the corner of her eye.
1. The jump*: ______________
2. Lauren: ________________
3. The corner: _____________
4. Eye: ____________________

Lauren saw the whale jump above the ocean’s surface from the corner of her eye.

1. The jump*: ______________
2. Lauren: ________________
3. ocean: _________________
4. surface: ________________

Unit 5 Lesson 1

• Gerunds and infinitives: review of form and usage

Form
Gerunds: A gerund is a noun formed from a verb. All gerunds end –ING to the base form of the verb. explain – explaining

If the base form in a silent –e, drop the –e and add –ING. notice – noticing

In one syllable verbs have a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern, we double the last consonant and add –ING to the base form. get –
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(as a direct object) _______________________________________________________
4. to play video games
g. (as the subject of a sentence) ______________________________________________
h. (as a direct object) _______________________________________________________
5. to watch
i. (as the subject of a sentence) ______________________________________________
j. (as a direct object) ________________________________________________________

B: Complete the paragraph with gerunds or infinitives. Be careful with the spelling.

I hope __________ (make) some positive changes in my life now that we’re starting a new year. I would like _____________ (begin) as soon as possible. I’ve noticed that most people in my family enjoy _____________ (complain) about my sister’s food. She’s in charge of cooking the meals for us since my mother broke her arm. They love _____________ (sit) around remembering how salty a dish was, but they don’t feel like ___________ (find) a solution. No one tries __________ (do) anything about it. That’s what I want to change. I want to stop ______________ (complain) about things. I want ___________ (find) solutions to the problems and avoid ________(hurt) people’s feelings in the

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