However, a huge collection of adjectives have distinct forms of nouns that do not require NESS or any other suffix for a formation of abstract nouns. The most common mistake the non-native English speakers make is to add NESS to the adjectives to form abstract nouns whereas there are already corresponding abstract nouns. For example, the adjective WISE has the corresponding noun WISDOM, but many non-native English speakers don’t seem to be aware of it and write WISENESS instead.
Few example sentences with abstract nouns :
1. I wondered at my beauty.
2. Politicians need more rectitude, honesty and Humbleness.
3. He strongly believed that a lot of pride and lack of humbleness were against the teachings of the Holy Book - Bible.
4. We have to admire his courageousness on joining Army after the death his father.
5. You can possess the admirable qualities of humility and wisdom without being humiliated.
6. The length and breadth of this hostel is well known to me.
7. The depth of the meaning of the words he used in his poem is amazing.
8. Cruelty of animals is not only inhumane but also excruciating.
9. Poverty and lack of cleanliness are the curses of the third-world countries.
10. Youth should make an effort to understand the basic truth of the matters.
11. There is only one vacancy for the post of Clerk in this office.
12. Novelty in his ideas is what got him the present job.