31 Concrete Noun Examples That You Should Know


   There are two categories of nouns. One is a concrete noun and the other is an abstract noun. Concrete nouns are the nouns that refer to the people, animal or thing. We can feel, touch, smell, see and taste. The things that we can experience through one of our five sense organs i.e. eyes, ears, nose, tongue or skin.

Examples;

  • 1.I have a new bike which is red in color
  • 2.Rajdhani Express will depart at 9 p.m. from Howrah station.
  • 3.Suddenly a huge elephant entered into the village and ravaged vegetation and crops.
  • 4. Your skin is dry, so you have to moisturize it.
  • 5.My father has bought me a book which is very essential for the good preparation.
  • 6.This is a new  coat which is blue in color.
  • 7.It is difficult to go home because a herd of elephants has blocked the road.
  • 8.People thronged the theater when they saw a celebrity there.
  • 9. Robert Frost is one of the greatest American poets.
  • 10. World cup football is held for four years.
  • 11. Please, bring me a glass of cold water.
  • 12. The all time great movie Titanic won several awards.
  • 13. We went to dinner at our friend’s house last night.
  • 14.The firemen arrived at the burning house and helped the people get out.
  • 15.Cows are four-footed domestic animals.
  • 16. Sahadeb is one of my best friends who stands by me in need.
  • 17. During this summer vacation we went to Digha and had a lovely time.
  • 18. My father reads the newspaper in the morning daily.
  • 19.His uncle has been living in Mumbai since 1999.
  • 20. I think someone stole my luggage while I was sleeping on the train.
  • 21. Please, wear a warm woolen sweater while traveling in cold winter.
  • 22. The cunning fox was fooled while trying to grasp the grapes.
  • 23. An army of soldiers was marching.
  • 24. The fragrance of the blossoms in our garden fills our entire house.
  • 25. Everybody loves to see the sight of the rainbow after rain.
  • 26. There is a herd of cows grazing in the field.
  • 27. It was raining cats and dogs when we went to Kolkata yesterday.
  • 28. There are red roses in the garden.
  • 29. I have a pet dog which loves to eat meat.
  • 30. The picture you painted is very beautiful.
  • 31. Don’t throw stones at the dog.

Detailed explanations.

I. have a new bike which is red in color.

Explanation-In this example the word ‘bike’ is an example of a concrete noun. It is seen with our open eyes and we can touch it. It is a material noun and bears all the features of a concrete noun.

2.Rajdhani Express will depart at 9 p. m. from Howrah station.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Rajdhani’ is a concrete noun. The name is always a proper noun.We can see and touch it. So, it is a concrete noun.

3.Suddenly a huge elephant entered into the village and ravaged vegetation and crops.

Explanation-In the above example the word ‘elephant’ is a common noun as it refers to an animal race. It is an example of a concrete noun.

4. Your skin is dry, so you have to moisturize it.

Explanation-In this sentence the word ‘dry’ is an example of a concrete noun because it is perceived through our senses.

5.My father has bought me a book which is very essential for the good preparation.

Explanation-In the above example the word ‘book’ is a concrete noun. It is a material noun. It is a concrete noun because we can see it with our eyes and touch it. Thus it fulfills the characteristics of concrete nouns.

6.This is a new  coat which is blue in color.

Explanation- In the above sentence the word ‘blue’ is a concrete noun. It is a color noun. It is a concrete noun because it is seen with our eyes.

7.It is difficult to go home because a herd of elephants has blocked the road.

Explanation-Here the word ‘herd’ is a concrete noun. It refers to a collective noun. It is a concrete noun in the sense that we can see the herd of elephants with our eyes.

8.People thronged the theater when they saw a celebrity there.

Explanation- In this example the word ‘theater’ is a concrete noun. It is concrete because it is a place and we can see it with our eyes.

9. Robert Frost is one of the greatest American poets.

Explanation- In the above example ‘Robert Frost’ is an example of a concrete noun. We can perceive him through our senses. As we see it and even touch him. For this reason it is a concrete noun.

10. World cup football is held for four years.

Explanation- In the example the ‘football’ is a concrete noun. It is a material noun. We can see and touch it

11. Please, bring me a glass of cold water.

Explanation- In this example the word ‘water’ is a concrete noun because for being a material noun we can see with our eyes and touch it also.

12. The all time great movie Titanic won several awards.

Explanation- In this example ‘Titanic’ is a concrete noun. This is the name of a movie. We can see it and enjoy it. This is a concrete noun.

13. We went to dinner at our friend’s house last night.

Explanation- In this sentence the word ‘friend’ is a concrete noun. It is a common noun. We can see and touch it also.

14.The firemen arrived at the burning house and helped the people get out.

Explanation- In it the word ‘firemen’ is a concrete noun. It refers to human beings and it is a common noun. We can see them with our eyes.

15.Cows are four-footed domestic animals.

Explanation- In the example the word ‘cows’ in the example is a concrete noun. Cow is a common noun. We can see and touch it. It is an example of a concrete noun.

16. Sahadeb is one of my best friends who stands by me in need.

Explanation- Here the word ‘Sahadeb’ is a concrete noun. It is the name and a proper noun. We can see and touch him.

17. During this summer vacation we went to Digha and had a lovely time.

Explanation-The mention of the word ‘Digha’ in this example refers to a concrete noun. Digha is the name of a place and it is a proper noun. As we can see the place and refers to a proper noun it is a concrete noun.

18. My father reads the newspaper in the morning daily.

Explanation- In this example the word ‘newspaper’ is a concrete noun. Newspaper is a material noun. We can see it and touch it 

19.His uncle has been living in Mumbai since 1999.

Explanation- In this example the word ‘uncle’ is a concrete noun. Uncle is a common noun that we can perceive through our senses. So ‘uncle’ is a concrete noun.

20. I think someone stole my luggage while I was sleeping on the train.

Explanation- In this example the word ‘luggage’ is a concrete noun. It refers to the thing and a material noun. So it is a concrete noun.

21. Please, wear a warm woolen sweater while traveling in cold winter.

Explanation- In the example ‘sweater’ is a concrete noun. It is a material noun and we can see and touch it.

22. The cunning fox was fooled while trying to grasp the grapes.

Explanation- Here the word ‘fox’ is a concrete noun. It is a common noun. It is seen and touched.

23. An army of soldiers was marching.

Explanation- In this sentence the word ‘army’ is a concrete noun. It is a collective noun and it refers to a group. We can see them and can touch them.

24. The fragrance of the blossoms in our garden fills our entire house.

Example- In this example the word ‘fragrance’ is a concrete noun because we can feel its smell through our sense organ.

25. Everybody loves to see the sight of the rainbow after rain.

Explanation- In this sentence the word ‘rainbow’ is a concrete noun. It is seen with our eyes.

26. There is a herd of cows grazing in the field.

Explanation- In this example ‘a herd of cows’ refers to a collective noun. We can see the cows and touch them. So it is a concrete noun.

27. It was raining cats and dogs when we went to Kolkata yesterday.

Explanation- In the example ‘Kolkata; is a concrete noun. It is the name of a town and a proper noun. 

28. There are red roses in the garden.

Explanation- In the above example ‘roses’ is a concrete noun. We can see and touch the flowers.

29. I have a pet dog which loves to eat meat.

Explanation- In it ‘dog’ is a concrete noun. It is a common noun. We can see and touch it.

30. The picture you painted is very beautiful.

Explanation- Here ‘picture’ is a concrete noun. We can see it with our eyes.

31. Don’t throw stones at the dog.

Explanation- Here ‘stones’ is a concrete noun as we see and touch.

concrete noun examples
Concrete noun examples

Use of concrete noun

Concrete noun is a common part of speech that we use in our daily life. Concrete nouns can be used as both singular and plural numbers except proper nouns. Concrete nouns are used in English grammar to create vivid sensory language. Concrete nouns include common nouns, proper nouns, countable nouns, uncountable nouns and collective nouns.

We can use common nouns both as a subject or an object. It always takes an article before it. It is not capitalized. Common concrete nouns describe place, person or thing in general.

Ex- His sister is good at mathematics.

Proper concrete nouns refer to the specific names of place, person or thing. They must be capitalized.

Ex- Sayoni is a nice girl.

Countable and uncountable nouns are also used as concrete nouns in sentences.

Ex- There are thirty rooms in the building.

Explanation-  Here ‘rooms’ is a countable concrete noun.

Ex- There is a little water in the bottle.

Explanation- In the example ‘water’ is an uncountable concrete noun. Collective nouns are used as concrete nouns because we can perceive them through our senses.

Ex- Where is the bunch of keys?

Explanation- In the example the collective noun ‘bunch of keys’ is used as a concrete noun because we see them with our eyes.

Conclusion

This article will certainly help the readers to learn proper usages of concrete nouns. It must be kept in mind that we should maintain collocation while using concrete nouns in sentences.

Goutam Datta

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