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Oct 18, 2017

an abstract noun


Abstract nouns are used for things that cannot be sensed, such as emotions.

The word "guilty" is not a noun.


The word "guilty" is an adjective, a word used to describe a noun.

The dog had a guilty look on his face and crumbs covering his nose.
-- The adjective "guilty" describes the noun "look".

It was no surprise that the jury came back with a guilty verdict.
-- The adjective "guilty" describes the noun "verdict".

Jimmy was guilty of not doing his homework.
-- Here the adjective "guilty" is functioning as a predicate adjective following the linking verb "was". A linking verb acts as an equal sign, the subject is or becomes the object (Jimmy = guilty).

The word "guilty" is the adjective form of the noun guilt , an abstract noun as a word for a concept (an idea).
Example: Jimmy admitted his guilt.

Oct 18, 2017

"Guilty" is not a noun, it is an adjective.
A noun is the name of a person, object, or place, or things,
An adjective describes a noun,
For example,
The thief was found guilty of stealing.
Here, "the thief is noun" but "guilty" is adjective