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A Catch of Collective Nouns

There are many collective nouns in the English language that describe a group or unit of things.

herd of colony of pod of school of shoal of pack of team of swarm of
whales
gulls
whales
whales
krill
foxes
oxen
ants
elephants
beavers
fish
fish
fish
polar bears
ducks
bees
seals
seals
seals
seals
trout
hounds
seals
wasps
wolves
gulls
porpoises
porpoises
anchovies
wolves
cattle
butterflies
buffalo
frogs
dolphins
salmon
salmon
mules
horses
rats
walruses
penguins
walruses
sharks
sardines
dogs
donkeys
eels

The following is a chart of the collective nouns that describe groups of various types.

army array audience band bevy board
bunch cabinet cast choir chorus class
cloud committee company congregation council crowd
department faculty family firm gang group
jury majority minority navy party plethora
public school senate society staff troupe

Common collective animal nouns

brood colony clutch drove flight team
flock gaggle herd hive litter tribe
nest pack plague pride skein troop

Tessie's tips on writing..Make a list and check it twice! Write sentences in your notebook using these collective nouns.