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Collective Noun for Vipers

What Is a Group of Vipers Called?

A group of vipers is called a nest.
Collective NounUsage
nesta nest of vipers
collective noun for vipers

nest of vipers

What Type of Word is "Nest"?

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

"Nest Is" or "Nest Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "nest" 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 nest is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The nest are moving in different directions. correct tick
Here are 300 more collective nouns for animals.
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