What Are Collective Nouns? (with Examples)
A collective noun is the word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.
Examples of Collective NounsHere are some examples of collective nouns:
Common Collective Nouns Used for PeopleHere are some examples of common collective nouns used for people:
Common Collective Nouns Used for AnimalsHere are some examples of common collective nouns used for animals:
Common Collective Nouns Used for ThingsHere are some examples of common collective nouns used for things:
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What are nouns?
The different types of nouns
What are pronouns?
The different types of pronouns
Non-countable nouns (mass nouns)
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You can treat a collective noun as singular or plural depending on the sense of your sentence. For example:
To avoid confusion, add a word to denote the members of the group:
TERMS OF VENERY
Words used to describe a specific group of things (usually animals) are called terms of venery. They are also collective nouns. Examples:
Some collective nouns are quite versatile. For example, you can say: