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What Are Collective Nouns?


A noun that refers to a group of individuals or individual things (e.g., team of players, bundle of newspapers or a wealth of blogs, as seen on the ETO blog)..

I have put together a list of collective nouns for you guys and girls. There are so many collective nouns in English grammar, so I have picked a few that I think are more fun and interesting.

Have a read, go out and use these collective nouns and impress your friends.  Enjoy ^__^

Objects Collective Noun

Apples Bushel

Bananas Bunch, Comb

Cash/Bills/Notes Wad

Bread Batch

Canyons Maze

Chairs Fold

Clothes Suit

Condiments Accompaniment

Documents Dossier, Wealth

Drinks Round

Drugs Cocktail

Eggs Clutch

Firewood Faggot

Flowers Bunch, Bouquet

Furniture Suite

Grapes Bunch

Information Wealth

Islands Archipelago, Chain, Group

Keys Ring

Machine guns Nest

Mountains Range

Paper Pad (together), Ream (loose)

Ribs Rack

Ships Armada, Fleet, Flotilla

Stairs Flight

Steps Flight

Sticks Fagot

Things Bunch, Cluster

Trash Heap, Pile

Trees Clump, Coupe, Forest, Grove, Stand, Stillness, Thicket, Wood

Trucks Convoy

Winnings Purse

Your thoughts

Please write in the comment box which one of these collective nouns you liked the most.

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By: Luke 

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