What is an idea noun?

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An idea noun is an abstract noun that names an idea, such as truth, honesty, success and creativity. Idea nouns name things that cannot be easily seen.

Idea nouns are the opposite of concrete nouns, which name things that can be easily detected with the senses, such as car, lake, girl and town. Both idea or abstract nouns and concrete nouns function the same way in all grammar applications. This contrasts with proper nouns, which are nouns that name specific people, places or events. Proper nouns are capitalized. Some abstract nouns are also proper nouns, such as Christianity. Most abstract nouns are common and do not require capitalization.

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