Nouns (Collective) 1
When you write about 'A shoal of fish' the word 'shoal' is a collective noun.

Nouns (Collective) 1

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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.

See how much you have learned in your classes by playing the following quiz about collective nouns.

1.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of penguins.
colony
flock
herd
school
The collective noun e.g. 'flock' is always singular
2.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of fish.
net
form
sea
shoal
'A shoal of fish' is a collective noun phrase
3.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of birds.
aviary
colony
flock
nest
The concrete noun 'birds'/'penguins' is plural
4.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of sheep.
flock
herd
pen
stable
'A flock of sheep' is a collective noun phrase
5.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of porpoise.
army
school
sea
shoal
'School' is the collective noun here
6.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of flies.
buzz
flock
hive
swarm
Often animals are the concrete nouns used here
7.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
An ....... of ants.
army
cluster
hive
navy
The collective noun here is 'army'
8.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of elephants.
flock
group
herd
school
'Herd' is the collective noun here
9.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of geese.
gaggle
goggle
hiss
quack
'Gaggle' is the collective noun
10.
Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of bees.
army
hive
navy
nest
'A swarm of bees' is also used = collective noun phrase
Author:  Sue Daish

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