Collective Noun for Hedgehogs

What Is a Group of Hedgehogs Called?

A group of hedgehogs is called a prickle.
Collective NounUsage
pricklea prickle of hedgehogs
collective noun for hedgehogs

prickle of hedgehogs

What Type of Word is "Prickle"?

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

"Prickle Is" or "Prickle Are"?

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