64 Examples of Collective Nouns in Sentences

Collective nouns are naming words used for groups of animals, things, persons and places taken together as a unit. Examples: army, herd, fleet, bunch.

Here are some of the most commonly used collective nouns with example sentences:

1. Anthology – He has bought an anthology of Indian poetry.

2. Army – An army of photographers were outside his home.

3. Array – He saw an array of hedgehogs in the field.

4. Audience – The audience was delighted with the performance.

5. Band – The band is likely to perform in London next week.

6. Batch – We are hiring another batch of workers.

7. Bevvy – They saw a bevvy of swans.

8. Bouquet – She kept a bouquet of flowers on the table.

9. Brood – We’re taking the whole brood to the movies tonight.

10. Bunch – He ate a full bunch of grapes.

11. Bundle – He had a thick bundle of envelopes under his arm.

12. Cabinet – The Cabinet will meet on Thursday.

13. Case – He bought a case of wine for his birthday.

14. Choir – Mary sings in the church choir.

15. Class – He will be teaching English class next semester.

16. Cloud – Due to heavy rainfall, a cloud of grasshoppers have descended on the city.

17. Clump – There is a clump of bushes at the edge of the field

18. Cluster -He was peeping out through the clusters of leaves.

19. Colony – The colony of ants worked together.

20. Committee – The finance committee controls the budget.

21. Company – The company of actors was working at the theatre.

22. Congregation – Large congregations of birds may cause public harm.

23. Corporation – The corporation is holding its annual meeting

24. Council – The city council is responsible for keeping the streets clean.

25. Crew – He is a member of our camera crew.

26. Crowd – A huge crowd attended the concert.

27. Deck – He bought a new deck of cards.

28. Drove – The wind passes through a bamboo grove.

29. Family – He comes from a large family.

30. Fleet – The fleet came under attack by enemy aircraft.

31. Flight – He saw a flight of geese.

32. Flock – A flock of sheep was approaching.

33. Gaggle – I saw a gaggle of geese in the park.

34. Galaxy – The four musicians have played with a galaxy of stars.

35. Gang – The gang drove off, with the police in hot pursuit.

36. Group – A small group of children waited outside the school.

37. Heap – He raked up all the fallen leaves into a heap.

38. Herd – A herd of elephants crossed the road.

39. Jury – The jury delivered a verdict of not guilty.

40. Litter – I saw a litter of five kittens.

41. Mob – There was an angry mob outside the courthouse.

42. Pack – A pack of journalists was waiting outside the court.

43. Pair – I can’t find a matching pair of socks.

44. Pile – He has a pile of dirty clothes in his room

45. Posse – He was pursued by a posse of reporters.

46. Ream – Can you order a ream of printer paper?

47. Regiment – The regiments were stationed in the city.

48. School – They saw a school of dolphins.

49. Senate – The Senate has the power to veto laws passed by the lower house.

50. Set – He was given a set of cutlery as a wedding present.

51. Sheaf – He was carrying a whole sheaf of papers.

52. Shoal – They saw shoals of tiny fish darting around.

53. Skein – He saw a skein of geese in flight.

54. Society – The judge described him as a danger to society.

55. Squad – A bomb squad arrived to defuse the bomb.

56. Stack – Stack of chairs were kept in the corner.

57. Staff – There is a good relationship between staff and pupils at the school.

58. String – She wore a string of priceless pearls.

59. Swarm – The dead animal was covered with swarms of flies.

60. Team – Our team came third in the competition.

61. Tribe – The wedding joined the two tribes together.

62. Troop – A troop of musicians.

63. Troupe – She joined a dance troupe and travelled all over the world

64. Wad – He pulled out a wad of hundred-dollar bills.

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