Collective nouns

Exercises and Conclusions

Exercises 1) Choose the right word. A _______ of playing cards. a) flock b) pack A shoal of ______ a) fish b) birds A _____ of keys. a) bunch b) group A ______ of events. a) group b) series A choir of ______. a) singers b) painters An army of _____ a) ants b) birds […]

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American vs. British Usage

It’s worth mentioning that Americans and British distinguish collective nouns in different ways. Americans tend to treat collective nouns as single units, so it is more common to use the singular verb unless you are definitely talking about individuals. So in America you would be more likely to hear “The faculty is meeting today” than […]

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Introduction to сollective nouns

By way of introduction it will be natural to stress that the noun is an important part of speech that is used to name a person, place, thing, quality, or action and can function as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or an appositive. It is common knowledge that […]

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