Collective Nouns for Animals

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Collective nouns are words that refer to a group of people, animals or objects. Here are some common ones:

A group of musicians a band or an orchestra.

A group of players is a team.

A group of students is a class.

Let’s learn and practice some collective nouns for groups of animals.

Click on the collective nouns in the sentences.

Normally collective nouns are singular, but two of the sentences above have collective nouns in their plural form. Which ones are they? Can you explain why they are pluralized?

Do you remember the collective nouns for these animals? Drag and drop the words, and use each one in a sentence.

Note: Some animals groups have various names. A group of elephants is more commonly referred to as a herd.