Definition: Collective comes from the same root as collection. A collective noun names a group, which is like a collection of people or things.
Flock, crowd, choir, team
Hint: Put the word in this test sentence to see if it works:
A flock of birds.
A crowd of people.
A choir of singers.
A team of horses.
Find out collective noun from the examples for exercise:
- A large crowd stood on the platform.
- On Thursday the army marched six miles.
- The club hold a meeting at my house.
- Our family owns a house in the country.
- A herd of sheep grazed on the hillside.
- The orchestra tuned up before the concert.
- Mr. Ferguson spoke to our class.
- Gretchen is the president of our committee.
- The navy sailed three ships into the harbour.
- A large group went swimming at the lake.