Nouns (Collective) 2
Both 'family' and 'colony' are collective nouns in 'Our family saw a colony of penguins'.

Nouns (Collective) 2

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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!

If you enjoyed the first quiz on collective nouns, you may like to see how well you do in this, the second quiz!

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

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