Collective Noun for Jays

What Is a Group of Jays Called?

A group of jays is called a band.
Collective NounUsage
banda band of jays
collective noun for jays

band of jays

(While band is the most common collective noun for jays, a group of jays is also called a party or scold.

What Type of Word is "Band"?

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

"Band Is" or "Band Are"?

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