Collective Nouns— Let’s Practise!
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Goopaw says get ready to practise identifying collective nouns. Remember, collective nouns refer to a group of people, animals or things. Here is a sentence. Zayne ate a bunch of grapes at lunch. What is the collective noun in this sentence? The collective noun is a bunch of grapes. Let's look at another sentence. The herd of elephants rolled in the mud. What is the collective noun in this sentence? The collective noun is herd of elephants. Get ready for the next sentence! My family plays board games on Friday evenings. What is the collective noun in this sentence? The collective noun is family. Get ready for another sentence. The crowd cheered for the band of musicians. What is the collective noun in this sentence? The collective noun is band of musicians. Here is the final sentence. The audience clapped at the end of the performance. What is the collective noun in this sentence? The collective noun is audience. Goopaw had so much fun practising with you today! See you next time!
Collective Nouns— Let’s Practise! exercise
What is a collective noun?Hints
Collective nouns refer to groups of individuals or items.
Collective nouns represent a single thing made up of many parts.Solution
Collective nouns refer to a group of people, animals or things.
Can you spot the collective noun in the sentence?Hints
Look for a word that tells you about a group of people, animals or things working or moving together.
Think about each option, is the word a noun or a verb?Solution
The school of fish all swam together, like a big group of friends gliding through the water.
Help Goopaw decide which of the following sentences contains a collective noun.Hints
Think about a group of people, animals or things for example, players working together to win a game.
There are two correct answers.Solution
The team won the championship.
The flock of birds flew across the sky.
Which sentences contain a collective noun?Hints
Look for a word that represents a group of people, animals or things.
Think about a group of individuals gathered together for a specific purpose, such as learning in a school setting.
Think about a group of people who work together on an aeroplane.
There are three sentences for each group.Solution
- The class completed their maths work.
- The litter of kittens looked so cute.
- The crew prepared for the flight.
- The house was made of bricks.
- The chairs need stacking.
- Harry likes carrots.
Can you find the collective noun in the sentence?Hints
Remember, a collective noun is a group of people, animals or things.
Howled is a verb.Solution
The collective noun is pack of wolves as this refers to a group of wolves.
The pack of wolves howled at the moon.
Can you identify the collective nouns in the sentences?Hints
Think about what type of insects are known for moving in large groups.
Consider a word often associated with a large group of flying insects.
Think about what type of animals are commonly seen moving together in fields.
Consider a word often used to describe a group of grazing animals.
Think about groups of people and their activities in different settings.Solution
The swarm of bees buzzed around the hive.
The herd of cows grazed peacefully in the field.
The audience of children cheered enthusiastically as the magician pulled a rabbit out of his hat.
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