Collective Noun for Orangutans

What Is a Group of Orangutans Called?

A group of orangutans is called a buffoonery.
Collective NounUsage
buffoonerya buffoonery of orangutans
collective noun for orangutans

buffoonery of orangutans

What Type of Word is "Buffoonery"?

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

"Buffoonery Is" or "Buffoonery Are"?

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