Collective nouns are used with a verb in the singular or in the plural according to the sense. Such nouns are the following:

staff /stɑːf/
council /ˈkaʊns(ə)l/
family /ˈfamɪli/
class /klɑːs/
public /ˈpʌblɪk/
army /ˈɑːmi/
navy /ˈneɪvi/
government /ˈɡʌv(ə)nˌm(ə)nt/
crew /krəʊ/
Collective nouns

Collective nouns

 

The are refer to things or people as a group –  class, family, crew or team.

bloat of hippopotamuses flight of stairs
chest of drawers hive of bees
herd of elephants cackle of hyenas
school of fish gaggle of geese
convoy of tanks range of mountains
colony of ants nest of birds
board of directors gang of thieves
flock of birds An orchestra of musicians
circle of friends parliament of owls
class of students swarm of locusts
fleet of ships pride of lions
murder of crows mob of kangaroos
bunch of bananas litter of kittens

The noun – PEOPLE

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Plural of Compounds

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Plural of Nouns

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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