Refers to the noun used to describe groups of things:
- A herd herd of cows
- A flock of sheep
- A swarm of bees
This is an actual noun – you can refer to “the herd” or “the flock” or “the swarm.” I assume that most singular nouns have a collective equivalent? If it doesn’t, do you default to “group”? Here’s a big list.
Why I Looked It Up
On a phone call, someone said they “invited a gaggle of people.” It got me thinking.
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