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Collective Nouns

  1. 1. Collective Nouns <ul><li>by: </li></ul><ul><li>HERTIKI </li></ul>
  2. 2. Collective Nouns <ul><li>Collective nouns are used to describe a group of the same things </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Words associated with certain animals </li></ul><ul><li>People involved in the same job / activity </li></ul><ul><li>Physical features of landscapes </li></ul><ul><li>Things in general </li></ul>
  4. 4. PEOPLE <ul><li>a group of people (small group) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>a crowd of people ( large number) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>a gang of football fans </li></ul><ul><li>( rather negative) </li></ul>
  7. 7. WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH CERTAIN ANIMALS <ul><li>a flock of sheep a flock of birds </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>a herd of goats a herd of cows </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>a pack of wolves a pack of dogs </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>a shoal of fish a swarm of bees </li></ul>
  11. 11. PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE SAME JOB / ACTIVITY <ul><li>a team of doctors a team of reporters </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The crew were all saved when the ship sank. </li></ul><ul><li>(workers on a ship) </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The company are rehearsing a new production. </li></ul><ul><li>(group of actors) </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The cast were all amateurs. </li></ul><ul><li>(actors in a particular production) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The staff are having lunch at Royal Plaza. </li></ul><ul><li>(general word for groups who share a place of work, e.g. teachers in a school) </li></ul>
  16. 16. PHYSICAL FEATURES OF LANDSCAPE <ul><li>a row of cottages a clump of trees </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>a range of hills a small group of islands </li></ul>
  18. 18. THINGS IN GENERAL <ul><li>a pile of papers a pile of clothes </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>a pile of dishes a pile of toys </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>a bunch of flowers a bunch of bananas </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>a stack of chairs a stack of tables </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>a stack of boxes a stack of logs </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>a set of tools a set of pans </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>a set of pots </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>There are a …..… of mosquitoes in the forests in Scandinavia in the summer. </li></ul><ul><li>As we looked over the side of the boat, we saw a ……..of brightly coloured fish swimming just below the surface. </li></ul><ul><li>There was a ……..of youths standing on the corner; they didn’t look at all friendly. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>You’ll see a …….of cards on the bookshelf. Will you fetch them for me, please? </li></ul><ul><li>The government has appointed a …... of biologists to look into the problem. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Company is often used for: </li></ul><ul><li>a. actors b. opera singers c. swimmers </li></ul><ul><li>Cast is often used for people in: </li></ul><ul><li>a. a play b. a book c. a film </li></ul><ul><li>3. Crew is often used for the staff of: </li></ul><ul><li>a. an ambulance b. a plane c. a hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Pack is often used for: </li></ul><ul><li>a. cats b. hyenas c. wolves </li></ul><ul><li>Flock is often used for: </li></ul><ul><li>a. sheep b. starlings c. pigs </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION </li></ul>