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Thursday, April 12, 2012

10 Most Unusual Collective Nouns Revealed and Explained | Victoria, Grammar.net

This article includes a useful, clear graphic about collective nouns, followed by additional descriptions for each of the collective nouns shown in the graphic. The collective nouns listed include "a stand," "a bevy," a pride" and "a bed."

Victoria begins her column:
Collective nouns are tricky because they’re applied to groups of things, but they’re treated like singular nouns. At this point, many people are wondering what are collective nouns, and how do they work? Notable examples of collective nouns include words like group or team that cover a number of people who are treated as a singular entity.
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