Collective Noun

What is a Collective Noun

Collective noun is a word used to refer a collection of things as a whole.

Read some examples-

  1. There is a crowd on the road.
  2. An Indian cricket team played well in T-20 series.
  3. A flock is swimming in the tank.

In above sentence the words crowd’, ‘team’, ‘flock are used to describe a collection of people, number of players, collection of goose respectively. One word is used for many people, players and goose describing as one whole.

Such words which are used for collection are called Collective Nouns.

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