Collective Noun for Sharks

What Is a Group of Sharks Called?

A group of sharks is called a school.
Collective NounUsage
schoola school of sharks
collective noun for sharks

school of sharks

What Type of Word is "School"?

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

"School Is" or "School Are"?

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