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Recognise Noun Types

In this worksheet, students examine different nouns and decide on their purpose.

'Recognise Noun Types' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Noun Phrase Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A noun is a word that describes a person, animal, place or thing. Nouns that describe something that you can see, hear, smell, touch or taste are called concrete nouns.

For example:

soldier

thunder

ice cream

camel

 

Some nouns describe things that you can't see, hear, smell, touch or taste. These are called abstract nouns.

For example:

love

anger

bravery

success

 

In this worksheet you can practise deciding whether nouns are concrete or abstract.

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

doctor

concrete noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

elephant

concrete noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

pain

concrete noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

school

concrete noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

happiness

concrete noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

honesty

concrete noun

abstract noun

This sentence contains one abstract noun. Write it in the answer box.

 

Mrs Jones felt great pride in her daughter when she won the competition.

What is the abstract noun in this sentence?

 

Their friendship is very deep.

What is the abstract noun in this sentence?

 

Josie showed great courage in facing her enemy.

What is the abstract noun in this sentence?

 

I have great faith in your driving.

  • Question 1

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

doctor

CORRECT ANSWER
concrete noun
  • Question 2

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

elephant

CORRECT ANSWER
concrete noun
  • Question 3

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

pain

CORRECT ANSWER
abstract noun
EDDIE SAYS
This is quite tricky. You can feel pain, but it is not a physical thing that you can touch, so it is an abstract noun.
  • Question 4

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

school

CORRECT ANSWER
concrete noun
  • Question 5

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

happiness

CORRECT ANSWER
abstract noun
  • Question 6

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

honesty

CORRECT ANSWER
abstract noun
  • Question 7

This sentence contains one abstract noun. Write it in the answer box.

 

Mrs Jones felt great pride in her daughter when she won the competition.

CORRECT ANSWER
pride
  • Question 8

What is the abstract noun in this sentence?

 

Their friendship is very deep.

CORRECT ANSWER
friendship
  • Question 9

What is the abstract noun in this sentence?

 

Josie showed great courage in facing her enemy.

CORRECT ANSWER
courage
  • Question 10

What is the abstract noun in this sentence?

 

I have great faith in your driving.

CORRECT ANSWER
faith
---- OR ----

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