Nouns (Collective) 02
Both 'family' and 'colony' are collective nouns in 'Our family saw a colony of penguins'.

Nouns (Collective) 02

Collective nouns refer to numbers of people, animals or items. Did you know that collective nouns are never plural? It's a handy bit of knowledge for your back pocket!

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  1. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The family watched the migrating flocks fly overhead.
    'Family' and 'flock' are both groups = collective nouns
  2. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    A flotilla of dinghies sailed on the calm sea.
    A 'flotilla' is a fleet/group of boats = collective noun
  3. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The congregation greeted the bride and bridegroom.
    A 'congregation' is a group of people
  4. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The congress debated new rules and suggestions.
    A 'congress' is a formal assembly of people
  5. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The roman officer commanded a legion of soldiers.
    A legion was a large group of soldiers = collective noun
  6. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The Bournemouth conference attracted a huge crowd.
    Both 'conference' and 'crowd' are groups
  7. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The gathering enjoyed the festival music.
    'Gathering' is a collective noun
  8. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The aid committee appealed for a team of volunteers.
    Both 'committee' and 'team' are groups
  9. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The participants gave talks to the assembled groups.
    'Participants' and 'groups' are both groups
  10. Find the collective noun in the following sentence.
    The football team thanked the audience.
    'Team' and 'audience' are both groups = collectives

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