Collective Noun for Bears

What Is a Group of Bears Called?

A group of bears is called a sloth.
Collective NounUsage
slotha sloth of bears
collective noun for bears

sloth of bears

Other Words for a Group of Bears

While sloth is the most common collective noun for bears, a group of bears is also called a sleuth.

What Type of Word is "Sloth"?

The word "sloth" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Sloth Is" or "Sloth Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "sloth" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The sloth is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The sloth are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.