Pass English In WAEC/NECO And Other Exams Knowing Collective Nouns

 

A collective noun is the name given to a group of the same kind. For instance, ‘A gang of robbers. A flock of sheep. An army of soldiers.

They are very important in English to equip you generally and help tackle Lexis and structures, write a good essay and letter writing in WAEC/NECO and other relevant examinations.

Consider these collective nouns below:

 

  • A bevy of ladies
  • A flight of doves
  • A class of pupils or students
  • A class of scholars
  • A caravan of travelers
  • A caravan of pilgrims
  • A caravan of merchants
  • A board of governors
  • A board of trustees
  • A bench of judges
  • A band of musicians
  • A congregation of people
  • A crew of sailors
  • A crowd of people
  • A host of angels
  • A party of friends
  • A troupe of dancers
  • A troupe of minstrels
  • A throng of people (in town)
  • A tribe of Arabs
  • Horde of flies
  • A knot of spectators
  • A pose of policemen
  • A pack of rascals
  • A mob of people (in a riot)
  • A coffle of slaves
  • A colony of lepers
  • A company of actors
  • A herd of cattle
  • A herd of cows
  • A herd of elephants
  • A leap of leopards
  • A brood of chickens
  • A choir of singers
  • A troop of monkeys or lions
  • A watch of nightingales
  • A swarm of bees
  • A swarm of ants
  • A troop of lions
  • A grain of salt
  • A morsel of bread
  • A nut of butter
  • An ounce of energy
  • A cup of tea
  • A beam of light
  • A set of teeth
  • A shock of wheat
  • A shock of hair
  • A peal of thunder
  • A sum of money
  • A breath of air
  • A lump of sugar
  • A slice of bread
  • A spoonful of tea
  • A splinter of glass
  • A speck of dirt
  • A whiff of air
  • A whiff of wind
  • A wisp of smoke
  • A wisp of straw
  • A posy of flowers
  • A pinch of snuff
  • A piece of news
  • A piece of advice
  • A crumb of bread
  • A burst of laughter
  • A forest of trees
  • A fleet of motor cars/ships
  • A curriculum of studies
  • A course of lectures
  • A code of laws
  • A clutch of eggs
  • A cluster of stars
  • A bunch of bananas
  • A bouquet of flowers
  • A bale of cotton or wool
  • An anthology of poems
  • A pair of shoes
  • A pack of cards
  • A pane of glass
  • A pack of wolves
  • A plague of insets or locust
  • A poultry of fowls
  • A shoal of fish or herring
  • A sip of drink
  • A litter of pig or puppies
  • A legion of devils
  • A regiment of soldiers
  • A staff of teachers
  • A team of players
  • A congress of delegates
  • A multitude of people
  • A leap of leopards
  • A flight of swallows
  • A galaxy of stars
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The above stated collective nouns  are very important not only in writing good essay or letter writing, but designed to groom you in your daily written and spoken English and above all help in your Lexis and structures, comprehension, summary in English Language in WAEC/NECO, JAMB, UTME and other relevant examinations.

 

 

 

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