Collective Noun for Egrets

What Is a Group of Egrets Called?

A group of egrets is called a congregation.
Collective NounUsage
congregationa congregation of egrets
collective noun for egrets

congregation of egrets

Other Words for a Group of Egrets

While congregation is the most common collective noun for egrets, a group of egrets is also called a wedge.

What Type of Word is "Congregation"?

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

"Congregation Is" or "Congregation Are"?

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