Collective Noun

To know about the collective noun, first, you should understand what noun is. The noun has different types. There is an explanation of commonproperabstract 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 objectanimals, 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-

  1. Army - a group of soldiers
  2. Audience- listeners gathered together for the same event.
  3. Band - musicians performing for the same event
  4.  Board - directors in the same organization
  5. Brigade - a group of soldiers
  6. Bunch- a group of crooks that is very dishonest persons/ cheaters
  7. Bunch- a group of similar people
  8. Cast - the actors in a particular movie
  9. Choir- singers singing for the same event
  10. Class - students studying in the same class
  11. Company- a group of soldiers
  12. Company- a group of actors that usually performs together in plays
  13. Crew - working members on a ship or plane
  14. Crowd - people gathered together
  15. Division - a group of soldiers
  16. Doctrine - a group of doctors
  17. Flock - a group of tourists
  18. Gang- an organized thieves/ criminals
  19. Gang - labourers come together
  20. Government- the group of people with authority to govern a country or state
  21. Group- dancers performing the same dance
  22. Jury- a group of people who have been chosen to listen to the court action and decide whether a person is guilty or not
  23. Mob - a large disorderly crowd
  24. Movement- a group of people with similar tendencies for political or social factors
  25. Pack- organized group of thieves
  26. Panel - experts working together on the same topic
  27. Parliament- group of beggars
  28. Party- political people, organized with an intention
  29. Platoon - soldiers commanded by a lieutenant
  30. Regiment- a large group of soldiers sometimes made up from a particular city or region and usually commanded by a colonel.
  31. Squad - a small group of people, trained to work together as a unit
  32. Staff - people (employees) work together in a company or any other working place
  33. Team - players playing on the same side
  34. Throng- busy people
  35. Tribe - a group of people often of relatives They live together in a remote area, speak the same language and have the same culture.
  36. Troupe - a group of performers such as dancers or singers who work and travel together
  37. Superfluity- a group of nuns
  38. Damning - a group of jurors
  39. Sentence - a group of judges
  40. Worship - a group of writers
  41. Band - a group of students of the same age, came together based on the same ability.
  42. Faculty- a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge
  43. Family- a group of people who are related to each other 

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