Collective Noun for Turtles

What Is a Group of Turtles Called?

A group of turtles is called a bale.
Collective NounUsage
balea bale of turtles
collective noun for turtles

bale of turtles

What Type of Word is "Bale"?

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

"Bale Is" or "Bale Are"?

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