A single, abstract noun
- "occupation" - obscures a multitude of crimes.
Jastrow (1231) proposed that [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in this verse is a feminine abstract noun
meaning 'management, administration'.
One particular feature of German that Goethe exploits is its ability to make an adjective into an abstract noun
by just inflecting it as a noun: English needs a suffix to make "bright" into "brightness" but German doesn't (hell becomes die Helle).
Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe reflects 'systemness', and provides ways of seeing 'system'--an abstract noun
capturing the oppressive features of particular educational institution systems--and of finding productive, if temporary, 'exile' from it.
I could never decipher why `jealous' was not an abstract noun
, but `jealousy' was, if abstract nouns
, as per the teacher were `things' that one could only `feel in the heart' and not by touch.
stacks, as in the subtitle "The Performativity of Visuality" tend to deaden her writing in places, although as the book goes on, she finds her own clear voice.
This is a chance for them to practically show that the democracy in Macedonia is not an abstract noun
but the real situation that functions regardless of all disagreements and criticisms, Popovska comments.
The border between English and Spanish becomes blurred, and so we find phrases like "guapisima as Hell" and words like the hispanicized abstract noun
referents are difficult to classify on Hernandez' animacy hierarchy, because as Wagner (2005: 348) notes, count nouns can be both concrete and abstract so that the two continua count-mass and concrete-abstract interact, resulting in a three-dimensional model.
The use of an abstract noun
in the plural is noticeable, and in this context there are two modes of plurality.
It's easy to forget that our consumers are not an abstract noun
, they are also human beings.
Although, as critics have pointed out, Homer has no word equivalent to the abstract noun
"intention," there is implicit in this description [of Telemachus taking the blame for leaving open the door to the storeroom where the armor is kept] a notion that we can identify as that of an intention: Telemachus left the door open-- that was indeed something he did--but he did not mean to.