Collective Noun for Lapwings

What Is a Group of Lapwings Called?

A group of lapwings is called a desert.
Collective NounUsage
deserta desert of lapwings
collective noun for lapwings

desert of lapwings

Other Words for a Group of Lapwings

While desert is the most common collective noun for lapwings, a group of lapwings is also called a deceit.

What Type of Word is "Desert"?

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

"Desert Is" or "Desert Are"?

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