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Collective Nouns

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Collective Nouns

  1. 1. Collective Nouns Free Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. A COLLECTIVE NOUN names a group or collection of persons, places, things,and animals. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. EXAMPLES class family crew team staff clan faculty bunch audience crowd fleet group choir army gang club flock cast jury set community company swarm series herd pair couple pack Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. Collective Noun Phrases/Expressions PEOPLE ANIMALS A team of players A herd of cows A troop of monkeys A gang of thieves A flock of geese A pod of whales A panel of experts A colony of ants A yoke of oxen A board of directors A brood of ducklings An army of caterpillars A troupe of acrobats A pride of lions A shoal of herrings A battalion of soldiers A swarm of mosquitoes A clowder of cats A choir of angels A pack of wolves A hive of bees A bevy of girls A school of fish A caravan of camels A horde of nomads A murder of crows A litter of puppies A band of musicians A stand of flamingoes A nest of mice A tribe of Indians A parliament of owls Free Powerpoint TemplatesA pit of snakes Page 4
  5. 5. Collective Noun Phrases/Expressions THINGS/PLACES A suite of rooms A belt of asteroids A union of states A library of books A fleet of ships A forest of trees A range of mountains A chain of islands A cluster of balloons A set of tools A book of stamps A flight of stairs A squadron of jets A bunch of grapes A constellation of stars A wad of bills A bundle of paper A deck of cards A bouquet of roses A string of pearls A hand of bananas A pod of peas Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. • Collective Nouns take a singular verb except if they are taken as separate units. • The family (go,goes) to church every Sunday. • The family (perform,performs) their duties. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. • Collective Nouns take a singular verb except if they are taken as separate units. • The family (go,goes) to church every Sunday. • The family (perform,performs) their duties. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6

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