Collective nouns are words used to represent a group of people, animals, or things as a single entity. If you want to learn these words quickly and easily, have a look at our collective noun list, along with pictures.
Collective Nouns List
Examples of Collective Nouns
Check out these examples of collective nouns, along with pictures.
(band is also a homonym)
Collective Nouns Chart
Take a look at this chart with some of the most common collective nouns.
Collective Noun FAQs
There are a number of common questions that people have about this topic. Here are the answers to some of the most popular ones.
Give an example of a collective noun.
“Herd” is a collective noun for a group of cattle.
Can you use “team” as a collective noun?
Yes, “team” is a collective noun for a group of individuals working together in a coordinated manner.
What is the collective noun for a group of birds?
“Flock” is a common collective noun for birds.
Are collective nouns always singular?
Not necessarily. Collective nouns can be singular or plural, depending on whether you’re referring to the group as a whole or its individual members.
What’s the plural form of “family” as a collective noun?
The plural form of “family” is “families” when referring to multiple family units.
What’s the collective noun for a group of fish?
“School” is the collective noun used for a group of fish.
Can you provide an example of a collective noun for insects?
“Swarm” is a collective noun for a group of insects like bees or locusts.
Is “jury” a collective noun?
Yes, “jury” is a collective noun for a group of people who decide the outcome of a legal case.
Give an example of a collective noun for musicians.
“Orchestra” is a collective noun for a group of musicians playing classical music.
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