Collective Nouns

Examples Help! Definition and Meaning of a Collective Noun

A noun is the name of any person, place or thing as John, London or book. But what is a collective noun? The meaning or definition of a collective noun is as follows:

 

Definition & Meaning

Collective nouns are the words used to define a group of people, animals or inanimate things. For example, in the phrase a "flock of geese" or a " pride of lions", flock and pride are collective nouns. There are many collective nouns that refer to animals. A group of people can be described as an army, company or audience.

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Examples Help! List of Collective Nouns

This list of English examples will prove useful when learning about different parts of speech:

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A company of actors A swarm of bees A panel of experts
A host of angels A deck of cards A banner of knights
A colony of ants A herd of cows A coven of witches
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Examples Help - Understanding Collective Nouns!

Understanding the different types of nouns is not very difficult, but it is made daunting because of the seemingly complicated names! Just glancing through this page provides a fast overview of collective nouns. Remember that Collective nouns are the words used to define a group of people, animals or inanimate things. For example, in the phrase a "flock of geese" or a " pride of lions". There are many such words that refer to animals. A group of people can be described as an army, company or audience.

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Collective Nouns

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