Noun is the first basic foundation of English grammar. In this session, we have discussed the details of Collective Nouns.
What is collective noun is described with details of its formation and with understanding. It will give a clear idea of its identifications, uses, examples. Special approach, how ‘Collective Nouns are used as Singular Form and Plural Form’ is illustrated for better understanding.
Here, you will find out many collective nouns, like:
collective nouns for animals – for example: a herd of deer
collective noun of fish – shoal
collective noun for bees – colony
collective noun for monkeys – troop
collective noun of lions – pride
collective noun for ants – swarm
collective noun for wolves – pack
collective nouns for people – crowd or team
collective noun for books – pile
collective noun for starts – galaxy
The word ‘collective’ comes from the word ‘collection’ and ‘noun’ means ‘name’. So, collective nouns mean a collection of a number of :
Remember it should be two or more.
Here, we say,
The crowd instead of a lot of people
Herd instead of a lot of cows
Flock instead of a lot of birds
These crowd, herd, flock, etc. are known as collective nouns.
W have explained details of collective nouns, many example of collective noun used in our daily life.
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Understanding Collective Nouns: (1:28)
Formation of Collective Nouns: (2:04)
Definition of Collective Nouns: (4:45)
Rules of Collective Nouns: (5:57)