Collective nouns are naming words used for group of animals, things, person and places taken together as unit. Examples: army, herd, fleet, bunch.
Following are some of the most commonly used examples of collective nouns in sentences:
Anthology – He has bought an anthology of Indian poetry.
Army – An army of photographers were outside his home.
Array – He saw an array of hedgehogs in the field.
Audience – The audience was delighted with the performance.
Band – The band is likely to perform in London next week.
Batch – We are hiring another batch of workers.
Bevy – They saw a bevy of swans.
Bouquet – She kept a bouquet of flowers on the table.
Brood – We’re taking the whole brood to the movies tonight.
Bunch – He ate a full bunch of grapes.
Bundle – He had a thick bundle of envelopes under his arm.
Cabinet – The Cabinet will meet on Thursday.
Case – He bought a case of wine for his birthday.
Choir – Mary sings in the church choir.
Class – He will be teaching English class next semester.
Cloud – Due to heavy rainfall, a cloud of grasshoppers has descended on the city.
Clump – There is a clump of bushes at the edge of the field
Cluster -He was peeping out through the clusters of leaves.
Colony – The colony of ants worked together.
Committee – The finance committee controls the budget.
Company – The company of actors was working at the theater.
Congregation – Large congregations of birds may cause public harm.
Corporation – The corporation is holding its annual meeting
Council – The city council is responsible for keeping the streets clean.
Crew – He is a member of our camera crew.
Crowd – A huge crowd attended the concert.
Deck – He bought a new deck of cards.
Drove – The wind passes through a bamboo grove.
Family – He comes from a large family.
Fleet – The fleet came under attack by enemy aircraft.
Flight – He saw a flight of geese.
Flock – A flock of sheep was approaching.
Gaggle – I saw a gaggle of geese in the park.
Galaxy – The four musicians have played with a galaxy of stars.
Gang – The gang drove off, with the police in hot pursuit.
Group – A small group of children waited outside the school.
Heap – He raked up all the fallen leaves into a heap.
Herd – A herd of elephants crossed the road.
Jury – The jury delivered a verdict of not guilty.
Litter – I saw a litter of five kittens.
Mob – There was an angry mob outside the court house.
Pack – A pack of journalists was waiting outside the court.
Pair – I can’t find a matching pair of socks.
Pile – He has a pile of dirty clothes in his room
Posse – He was pursued by a posse of reporters.
Ream – Can you order a ream of printer paper?
Regiment – The regiments were stationed in the city.
School – They saw a school of dolphins.
Senate -The senate has the power to veto laws passed by the lower house.
Set – He was given a set of cutlery as a wedding present.
Sheaf – He was carrying a whole sheaf of papers.
Shoal – They saw shoals of tiny fish darting around.
Skein – He saw a skein of geese in flight.
Society – The judge described him as a danger to society.
Squad – A bomb squad arrived to defuse the bomb.
Stack – Stack of chairs were kept in the corner.
Staff – There is a good relationship between staff and pupils at the school.
String – She wore a string of priceless pearls.
Swarm – The dead animal was covered with swarms of flies.
Team – Our team came third in the competition.
Tribe – The wedding joined the two tribes together.
Troop – A troop of musicians.
Troupe – She joined a dance troupe and travelled all over the world
Wad – He pulled out a wad of hundred-dollar bills.