Collective Noun for Chimpanzees

What Is a Group of Chimpanzees Called?

A group of chimpanzees is called a whoop.
Collective NounUsage
whoopa whoop of chimpanzees
collective noun for chimpanzees

whoop of chimpanzees

What Type of Word is "Whoop"?

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

"Whoop Is" or "Whoop Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "whoop" 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 whoop is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The whoop are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.