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Collective Noun Worksheet Third of Seven

Worksheet 3/7 A Gaggle of Collective Nouns

Write CN for Collective Noun for the one sentence that describes its' group best. All collective nouns have been circled. The first one has been done for you.

1.a
An ambush of tigers stalked their prey in the tall grass.    CN
b
An array of tigers stalked their prey in the tall grass.    
c
An atlas of tigers stalked their prey in the tall grass.    
2.a
Flocks of ants marched through the forest carrying leaves.    
b
Colonies of ants marched through the forest carrying leaves.    CN
c
Tribes of ants marched through the forest carrying leaves.    
3.a
Hives of wolves howl at the full moon, calling to their pups.    
b
Flights of wolves howl at the full moon, calling to their pups.    
c
Packs of wolves howl at the full moon, calling to their pups.    CN
4.a Classes in the school were writing tests all day.    CN
b
Litters in the school were writing tests all day.    
c
Troops in the school were writing tests all day.    
5.a
Cultures full of busy beavers worked to clean their home.    
b
Lodges full of busy beavers worked to clean their home.    CN
c
Mobs full of busy beavers worked to clean their home.    
6.a
Prides in the United States of America meet to discuss the bills.    
b
Herds in the United States of America meet to discuss the bills.    
c
Congress in the United States of America meet to discuss bills.    CN
7.a
Flights of geese migrate South for the winter.    CN
b
Mobs of geese migrate South for the winter.    
c
Clans of geese migrate South for the winter.    

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Here is a list of the correct use of the collective nouns from above.

ambush of tigers pack of wolves atlas of maps
flock of flamingos colony of wasps tribe of natives
hive of bees flight of swallows pack of grouse
class of students litter of kittens troop of soliders
culture of bacteria lodge of beavers mob of wallabees
pride of lions herd of whales congress of politicians
flight of finches mob of gorillas clan of hyenas

Tessie's tips on writing...If you find the work is a bit hard, do what you know first. Don't shy away from a challenge, ask lots of questions. Recommended Reading; "A Cache of Jewels", by Ruth Heller.