English Grammar Noun Collective Noun

Collective Noun

The name used to represent a group or collection of persons or things taken together as a whole.

For example, crowd, bunch, parliament, etc.

  • The audience cheered up the performer.

Here the word audience represents a group of people. Therefore, it is a collective noun. 

  • A bouquet of flowers.

  • A flock of sheep.

  • A herd of cattle.

  • A family that eats together stays together.

A family is always composed of many people. Therefore, the word family is a collective noun.

  • The army protects the country.

The term army again represents a group of people who safeguards a country. Therefore, army is a collective noun.

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