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Saturday, May 2, 2015

LIST OF COLLECTIVE NOUNS

Collective Nouns of Animals Sample Flashcard: A Pack of Wolves.   


Collective noun is the name we give to a group of nouns to refer to them as one entity. 


1.    A class of students.
2.    An army of soldiers.
3.    A choir of singers.
4.    A crew of sailors.
5.    A band of musicians.
6.    A bunch of crooks.
7.    A crowd of people/spectators.
8.    A gang of thieves.
9.    A group of dancers.
10. A team of players.
11. A troupe of artists/dancers.
12. A pack of thieves.
13. A staff of employees.
14. A regiment of soldiers.
15. A tribe of natives.
16. An audience of listeners.
17. A panel of experts.
18. A gang of labourers.
19. A flock of tourists.
20. A board of directors.

The following collective nouns are used for animals.
1.    A catch of fish.
2.    An army of ants.
3.    A flight of birds.
4.    A flock of birds.
5.    A haul of fish.
6.    A flock of sheep.
7.    A herd of deer/cattle/elephants/goats/buffaloes.
8.    A hive of bees.
9.    A litter of cubs.
10. A host of sparrows.
11. A team of horses.
12. A troop of lions.
13. A zoo of wild animals.
14. A pack of wolves.
15. A litter of puppies/kittens.
16. A swarm of bees/ants/rats/flies.
17. A team of horses/ducks/oxen.
18. A murder of crows.
19. A kennel of dogs.
20. A pack of hounds.

The following collective nouns are used for things.
1.    A group of islands.
2.    A galaxy of stars.
3.    A wad of notes.
4.    A forest of trees.
5.    A stack of wood.
6.    A fleet of ships.
7.    A string of pearls.
8.    An album of stamps/autographs/photographs.
9.    A hedge of bushes.
10. A library of books.
11. A basket of fruit.
12. A bowl of rice.
13. A pack of cards.
14. A pair of shoes.
15. A bouquet of flowers.
16. A bunch of keys.
17. A chest of drawers.
18. A pack of lies.
19. A range of mountains.
20. A cloud of dust.