Collective Nouns, Definition, Examples and Exercise

Definition: Collective comes from the same root as collection. A collective noun names a group, which is like a collection of people or things.

What is a Noun? What is a Noun for Kids?
Types of Nouns Classifying Noun
Possessive Nouns Collective Nouns
Irregular Plural Nouns Singular and Plural Nouns
Common and Proper Noun Common Proper Noun Worksheet


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.

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