Collective Noun for Sheep

What Is a Group of Sheep Called?

A group of sheep is called a flock.
Collective NounUsage
flocka flock of sheep
collective noun for sheep

flock of sheep

Other Words for a Group of Sheep

While flock is the most common collective noun for sheep, a group of sheep is also called a herd, fold, or wing.

What Type of Word is "Flock"?

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

"Flock Is" or "Flock Are"?

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