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English UPSR - Grammar COLLECTIVE NOUNS

Collective noun for People


An army of soldiers A band of musicians A battalion of military force A choir of singers A class of students A crowd of people A crew of sailors A gang of robbers / thieves A group/ flock of visitors/ tourists A nursery of children An orchestra of musicians A patrol of policemen A party of friends A panel of judges A staff of teachers/ servants A team of players / workers A troop of soldiers A troupe of dancers A tribe of natives

A library of books A nugget of gold / chicken / information A pack of lies / cards A pinch of salt A piece of paper/ chalk A packet of cigarettes/ biscuits/ salt/ sugar A reel of thread A row of houses/ shops / trees A string of beads / necklace / pearls A slice of bread/ cake A tub of margarine

Collective noun for Animals


Collective noun for Objects/fruits


An album of stamps An anthology of poems A bale of cotton / wool A bar of chocolate/ soap A bottle of wine/ milk A bunch of keys A barrel/mug of beer A block of building / ice A bundle of sticks / clothes A chest of drawers A collection of stamps/ coins / postcards/ shells A cup of tea / coffee A cone / tub of ice-cream A cluster of stars A fleet of ships / boats / cars / taxis / aircrafts A flight of steps / aeroplanes A group of islands A glass of water/ lemonade A heap of rubbish / stones A loaf of bread

An army of ants A coop of chicken A flock of birds/ sheep A gaggle of geese A herd of cattle /cows / elephants A litter of kittens / puppies / cubs / rabbits A nest of mice A pack of wolves A swarm of bees A school/ shoal of fish / whales dolphins A troop of monkeys / gorillas

Collective noun for Plants / Fruits


A bunch of grapes / bananas A bouquet of flowers A crate of fruit A clump of trees A hedge of bushes A tuft of grass

EXERCISE - COLLECTIVE NOUNS Fill in the blank s with suitable collective nouns.

1. A _____ of birds flew high in the sky. 2. They saw a _____ of lions at the zoo. 3. The farmer has a _____ of cattle on his farm. 4. He ate a _____ of grapes today. 5. Our friend shows us a _____ of stamps. 6. We saw a _____ of sheep on our way home. 7. Police have arrested a _____ of thieves. 8. She bought a _____ of bananas from the market. 9. The _____ of pupils are listening attentively to their teacher. 10. You can put the _____ of tools in that box.

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