myQBook English Grammar Concepts

Collective Nouns

A collective noun is the name of a number (or collection) of persons or things taken together and spoken of as one entity.

For example: fleet, pack, herd, army, committee

Collective nouns have both singular and plural forms. For example:
army → armies,
cargo → cargoes

Some collective nouns, though singular in form, are always used as plurals. For example: cattle and poultry.


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