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a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action

the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition

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Complete the pairing of abstract and concrete nouns and choose one to develop into a metaphor.
The obvious question then is under what circumstances that tends to get used with concrete nouns.
The positive value denotes the presence of materiality, characterizing concrete nouns.
Written by a high school English teacher for his busy fellow teachers, the 82 exercises in this book help students use examples, vivid verbs, concrete nouns, metaphor, personification, allusion, parallelism, alliteration, and sentence variety in their writing.
The first category contains concrete nouns, and the last category abstract nouns.
For example, a participant may be presented with a list of 10 concrete nouns and can be asked to rate each word on an imageability scale which ranges from 1 to 7.
In "the slings and arrows" the two concrete nouns are analogous, not only in belonging to the same semantic field, but also in being "good examples" of the same abstraction.
It is plausible that in general, concrete nouns would more easily yield member level interpretations.
Words selected from Esperanto for use in the study were concrete nouns with five letters to control for the size and imagery level of the word.