Collective Noun Examples With Sentences

A collective noun is a word that refers to the name of a group of people, things, or other objects. For example, you would call a group of musicians a band, a group of flowers a bouquet. Similarly, there are many things that have a group and the same group has a name.

Collective Noun Examples

Here we are sharing some collective noun examples so that you can understand this noun properly.

Collective Noun Examples for People

The collective nouns for people refer to the name of the group or collection of persons. The person can be a man, woman, boy, girl, or any profession.

1. Group of Actors: Cast

Usage: a cast of actors

There were many renowned cast in the film.

2. Group of crooks: A bunch

Usage: a bunch of crooks

Never trust a bunch of crooks.

3. Group of dancers: Troupe

Usage: A troupe of dancers

No one is less than anyone in the troupe of dancers.

4. Group of directors: Board

Usage: Board of directors

The board of directors takes good decisions for the company.

5. Group of employees: Staff

Usage: a staff of employees

I have very good staff in my company.

6. Group of musicians: Band

Usage: A band of musicians

The band played good music.

7. Group of people: Crowd

Usage: A crowd of people

The whole crowd is looking at him.

8. Group of sailors: Crew

Usage: A crew of sailors

A crew of sailors is returning after catching fish from the sea.

Collective Noun Examples for Animals

The collective nouns for animals refer to the name of the group or collection of animals.

1. Group of tigers: streak/ambush

Usage: Streak of tigers/ambush of tigers

I felt very happy after seeing the streak of tigers in the zoo.

I felt very happy after seeing the ambush of tigers in the zoo.

2. Group of gorillas: Troop/band

Usage: A troop of gorillas or a band of gorillas

I saw a troop of gorillas in the movie today.

I saw a band of gorillas in the movie today.

3. Group of hyenas: cackle/pack/clan

Usage: a cackle of hyenas/a pack of hyenas/a clan of hyenas

I get scared seeing the cackle of hyenas.

I get scared seeing a pack of hyenas.

I get scared seeing a clan of hyenas.

4. Group of buffalos: herd/troop/gang

Usage: a herd of buffalos/a troop of buffalos/a gang of buffalos

I saw a herd of buffalos eating grass.

I saw a troop of buffalos eating grass.

I saw a gang of buffalo eating grass.

5. Group of dogs: pack

Usage: a pack of dogs

When I was returning home a pack of dogs started barking at me.

6. Group of camels: herd/Caravan/flock

Usage: A herd of camels

If many camels are not in a line, that is, moving here and there, then there a herd of camels will be used.

I saw a herd of camels in a documentary movie.

If many camels are in a line, then there a caravan of camels will be used.

I saw a caravan of camels in a documentary movie.

A flock of camels can be used in both positions.

I saw a flock of camels in a documentary movie.

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Collective Noun Examples for Things

The collective nouns for things refer to the name of the group or collection of things.

1. Group of keys: a bunch

Usage: a bunch of keys

I have a bunch of keys to this house.

2. Collection of photographs: Album

Usage: An album of photographs

I want to see the album of your marriage.

3. Collection of poems: An Anthology

Usage: An anthology of poems

I really enjoyed reading your anthology.

4. Group of flowers: bouquet/bunch

Usage: A bouquet of flowers/bunch of flowers

I had taken a bouquet to my friend’s wedding.

5. Group of sticks: bundle

Usage: a bundle of sticks

He has kept a bunch of sticks to beat the children.

6. Collection of drawers: Chest

Usage: A chest of drawers

I need a big chest of drawers for my office work.

7. Group of trees: forest

Usage: a forest of trees

There is a forest of trees in my garden which produce sweet fruits.

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