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Collective Noun for Hyenas

What Is a Group of Hyenas Called?

A group of hyenas is called a clan.
Collective NounUsage
clana clan of hyenas
collective noun for hyenas

clan of hyenas

What Type of Word is "Clan"?

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

"Clan Is" or "Clan Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "clan" 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 clan is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The clan are moving in different directions. correct tick
Here are 300 more collective nouns for animals.
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