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Hi, what are the concrete and abstract nouns in this sentence?

Thanks.

“We have great pride in our city.”

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scarf witty 274

Hi, what are the concrete and abstract nouns in this sentence?

Thanks.

“We have great pride in our city.”

First of all, what are the nouns?

pride and city

Now if you can see it, hear it, or touch it, it's concrete.
If you can't see it, hear it, or touch it, it's abstract.

There is one of each in your sentence. Can you answer the question now?

CJ

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So, pride would be an abstract noun, and city would be a concrete noun, right? What is the function of “we” in that sentence?
scarf witty 274So, pride would be an abstract noun, and city would be a concrete noun, right?

Right.

scarf witty 274What is the function of “we” in that sentence?

It's a personal pronoun. It's the subject of the sentence.

CJ

Ok, but can “we” also function as a noun in that sentence, or only as a personal pronoun in that sentence?
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scarf witty 274function as a noun

A noun is a category, a part of speech. It's not a function. Its function is "subject" in the given sentence.

"we", however, is treated as a noun phrase (NP) in much of modern grammar, which does not always recognize pronouns as a separate category, if that's what you're asking about.

But even when considered an NP, its function is still "subject".

In any case, it's extremely unlikely that personal pronouns like "we" would enter into any discussion of concrete and abstract nouns.

CJ

Ok. Thanks.