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Post by Xin Lei on June 26, 2017

You can see beauty, but it's more of an idea that comes from the human mind, so is beauty an abstract noun or a concrete noun?

Concrete Language

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • What is Concrete Language? 0:26
    • Concrete language is Not Abstract
    • Concrete Language is About the Real World
  • Specificity 1:50
    • The First Rule of Concrete Language is Specificity
  • Sensory Details 3:11
    • Concrete Nouns
    • Sensory Details Can be Applied to Abstract Concepts
  • Vivid Verbs 4:31
    • Vivid Verbs Can Make Sentences Come Alive!
    • Use a Thesaurus to Find Vivid Verbs
    • Do Not Overuse Vivid Verbs
  • Active Voice 6:35
    • What is the Active Voice?
    • Fun Tip
  • Practice 7:51
  • Practice Answers 8:37