Collective Noun for Sparrows

What Is a Group of Sparrows Called?

A group of sparrows is called a host.
Collective NounUsage
hosta host of sparrows
collective noun for sparrows

host of sparrows

Other Words for a Group of Sparrows

While host is the most common collective noun for sparrows, a group of sparrows is also called a host or ubiquity.

What Type of Word is "Host"?

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

"Host Is" or "Host Are"?

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