Nouns (Collective) 01
When you write about 'A shoal of fish' the word 'shoal' is a collective noun.

Nouns (Collective) 01

Collective nouns signify groups, such as 'team', 'group', 'orchestra' or 'herd'. You should be aware that there is more than one type of noun in English.

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  1. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of fish.
    'A shoal of fish' is a collective noun phrase
  2. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of sheep.
    'A flock of sheep' is a collective noun phrase
  3. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of birds.
    The concrete noun 'birds'/'penguins' is plural
  4. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    An ....... of ants.
    The collective noun here is 'army'
  5. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of porpoise.
    'School' is the collective noun here
  6. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of bees.
    'A swarm of bees' is also used = collective noun phrase
  7. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of flies.
    Often animals are the concrete nouns used here
  8. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of elephants.
    'Herd' is the collective noun here
  9. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of geese.
    'Gaggle' is the collective noun
  10. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
    A ....... of penguins.
    The collective noun e.g. 'flock' is always singular

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