type of noun?

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word 'voice' and word 'grammar'  are which type of noun (among common and abstract)?

nouns asked Jun 07 '13 at 12:42 parneet atwal New member

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Abstract nouns can be common.  An example is idea.  Do you mean to ask if these words are abstract or concrete?  An abstract noun is something that can't be identified with the five senses.  You can't see, hear, smell, taste, or touch it.  A concrete noun is the opposite.  Both voice and grammar are very common nouns.  Do you think they are abstract or concrete? 

link answered Jun 07 '13 at 15:18 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

'Grammar' was given as Abstract Noun in my English Grammar Book. I was also confused about that, Thank you for the explanation.

parneet atwalJun 08 '13 at 05:42

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There are two (among others) divisions of nouns in binary oppositions: concrete vs. abstract and common vs. proper. You don't normally compare common to abstract; it's concrete vs. abstract. For example, "idea" is an abstract noun, and "table" is a concrete noun. "City" is common while "New York City" is proper. Back to your question: if "voice" is used as somebody's physical voice, then it is concrete; "grammar" (being at the level of ideas) is abstract.

link answered Jun 07 '13 at 21:35 Elin Tomov Contributor

Actually the full sentence is' The class is studying grammar' can you please explain that in this sentence we will consider 'grammar' as abstract or common.... I feel it is common noun because it is not specified that grammar of which subject but according to the book here 'grammar' is abstract noun..???

parneet atwalJun 08 '13 at 05:46

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