Collective Noun for Nightingales

What Is a Group of Nightingales Called?

A group of nightingales is called a watch.
Collective NounUsage
watcha watch of nightingales
collective noun for nightingales

watch of nightingales

What Type of Word is "Watch"?

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

"Watch Is" or "Watch Are"?

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