Collective Noun for Ravens

What Is a Group of Ravens Called?

A group of ravens is called an unkindness.
Collective NounUsage
unkindnessan unkindness of ravens
collective noun for ravens

unkindness of ravens

Other Words for a Group of Ravens

While unkindness is the most common collective noun for ravens, a group of ravens is also called a constable.

What Type of Word is "Unkindness"?

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

"Unkindness Is" or "Unkindness Are"?

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