Examples of Concrete Nouns:
Concrete nouns break down into different categories. They can be proper, common, countable, non-countable, and collective. They can be in singular or plural forms.
Proper Concrete Nouns
Doll – A doll is a good gift for your daughter.
Chair – Two chairs were placed on the platform.
Table – A table is all you need to study!
Common Concrete Nouns
Street – The streets were filled with flowers.
Mall – The three malls all sales last Saturday.
Holiday – A holiday is coming soon!
Countable Concrete Nouns
Book – The four books were all in a row on the shelves.
Horse – Ten horses escaped!
Car – A car was parked in the garage.
Non-countable Concrete Nouns
Milk – He drank a glass of milk before bedtime.
Sugar – You need to add more sugar to the recipe.
Water – We drank three bottles of water at the parade.
For non-countable concrete nouns, words must be added to explain the amount. These nouns do not have a plural form in everyday usage (poetry and hard sciences, arguably, notwithstanding). They cannot be separated as individual elements.
Indeed, identifying concrete nouns is quite easy. As long as a noun is identifiable using one of our five senses, it is a concrete noun.
Could you please run and answer the phone?
In this sentence, the word ‘phone’ is a concrete noun. A phone can be seen.
That noise is extremely annoying.
Yes, ‘noise’ cannot be seen, but it can be heard. Thus, it can be a concrete noun.
After they divorced, Mr. Smith pursued his dream of travelling to different countries.
In this sentence, ‘countries’ is a concrete noun. Countries can be seen. “Countries” is a concrete noun.
Happiness is an elusive thing.
True, ‘Happiness’ cannot be seen, heard or touched, but it certainly can be felt.
Mr. Jones enjoys jogging through town every day.
Mr. Jones is a person. Thus, he can be seen by the human eye. The noun is a concrete noun.