Collective Noun for Foxes

What Is a Group of Foxes Called?

A group of foxes is called an earth.
Collective NounUsage
earthan earth of foxes
collective noun for foxes

earth of foxes

Other Words for a Group of Foxes

While earth is the most common collective noun for foxes, a group of foxes is also called a leash (three) or skulk.

What Type of Word is "Earth"?

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

"Earth Is" or "Earth Are"?

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