To know about the collective noun, first, you should understand what noun is. The noun has different types. There is an explanation of common, proper, abstract nouns in these chapters. Now, we have to get about a collective noun. So, in this chapter, we shall learn what a collective noun is.
What is a collective noun?
A collective noun is a noun that we use for naming the group. The group may be of people, any object, animals, birds or anything. We can count these nouns, so these are countable nouns. Generally, we have singular and plural forms of the noun. As these are already names for groups or collections, these are pluralized and named collective nouns.
There are specific names for certain groups or collections. First of all, we shall see the terms for a group of people.
Collective Noun for People
In this lesson, we shall see the collective noun for a group of people.
Let’s have a look-
- Army - a group of soldiers
- Audience- listeners gathered together for the same event.
- Band - musicians performing for the same event
- Board - directors in the same organization
- Brigade - a group of soldiers
- Bunch- a group of crooks that is very dishonest persons/ cheaters
- Bunch- a group of similar people
- Cast - the actors in a particular movie
- Choir- singers singing for the same event
- Class - students studying in the same class
- Company- a group of soldiers
- Company- a group of actors that usually performs together in plays
- Crew - working members on a ship or plane
- Crowd - people gathered together
- Division - a group of soldiers
- Doctrine - a group of doctors
- Flock - a group of tourists
- Gang- an organized thieves/ criminals
- Gang - labourers come together
- Government- the group of people with authority to govern a country or state
- Group- dancers performing the same dance
- Jury- a group of people who have been chosen to listen to the court action and decide whether a person is guilty or not
- Mob - a large disorderly crowd
- Movement- a group of people with similar tendencies for political or social factors
- Pack- organized group of thieves
- Panel - experts working together on the same topic
- Parliament- group of beggars
- Party- political people, organized with an intention
- Platoon - soldiers commanded by a lieutenant
- Regiment- a large group of soldiers sometimes made up from a particular city or region and usually commanded by a colonel.
- Squad - a small group of people, trained to work together as a unit
- Staff - people (employees) work together in a company or any other working place
- Team - players playing on the same side
- Throng- busy people
- Tribe - a group of people often of relatives They live together in a remote area, speak the same language and have the same culture.
- Troupe - a group of performers such as dancers or singers who work and travel together
- Superfluity- a group of nuns
- Damning - a group of jurors
- Sentence - a group of judges
- Worship - a group of writers
- Band - a group of students of the same age, came together based on the same ability.
- Faculty- a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge
- Family- a group of people who are related to each other
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