How do collective nouns from plural nouns?
Collective nouns are nouns that use the same rules for plurals as other nouns:
A regular plural noun is a noun that adds 's' or 'es' to the end of the word to form the plural. Examples:
An irregular plural noun is a nouns that forms the plural in some other way:
A regular plural noun is a noun that adds 's' or 'es' to the end of the word to form the plural. Examples:
- a flock of pigeons; several flocks of pigeons
- a bunch of grapes; bunches of grapes
An irregular plural noun is a nouns that forms the plural in some other way:
- an anthology of poems; anthologies of poems
- a sheaf of wheat; sheaves of wheat
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A noun without a plural is one in which the singular and the plural are the same for example Sheep research Many abstract concepts (bravery, patriotism) fall under this category. Further more, most specific locations are nouns that are never plural, such as France, Chicago, or Stonehenge.… (MORE)
The normal rule is to add an -s to the word eg one book, two books.. But there are many exceptions:. Words ending in -ss, -tch, -sh,etc require -es in the plural eg one glass, two glasses. Words ending in -o (if English) require -es eg one potato, two potatoes. Words ending in -o (if Italian) …require only -s eg one piano, two pianos. Words ending in -dy,-ry,-ty,etc require the -y to be replaced by -ies eg one city, two cities. Some words change as well as requiring final -s eg one knife, two knives. Some words do not require the final -s or -es in the plural eg one deer, two deer. Words ending in -ies do not change in the plural eg one series, two series. Some Latin and Greek words use Latin and Greek plurals eg one formula, two formulae or one criterion, two criteria (MORE)
A collective noun is a word used to group people or things takentogether as one whole in a descriptive way. A plural collective noun is a word for two of more groups of peopleor things; for example: . a team of players or two teams of players . a herd of wildebeest or many herds ofwildebeest… . one bouquet of flowers or four bouquets offlowers . a troop of scouts or several troops ofscouts (MORE)
A singular noun is a word for one person place or thing. Examples: friend, city, wolf A plural noun is a word for two or more people places or things. Examples: friends, cities, wolves
Yes, most nouns have a singular and a plural form. A plural noun isa word for two or more people, places, or things (one apple or twoapples; one egg or a dozen eggs; one child or two children). There are some nouns that are called uncountable (or mass nouns).An uncountable noun is noun for somethin…g that is indivisible intocountable units. Uncountable nouns typically identify somethingabstract or something that is tangible but not identified asseparate objects; for example: abstract concepts: courage, education, humor, humility, warnth,wealth activities and sports: football, hockey, knitting, shopping,fishing, polo academic subjects: biology, folklore, linguistics, history,physics, math food and drink (some): bread, flour, corn, fish, rice, ginger,water, tea other substances/materials: air, oil, cement, cotton, powder, soil,hydrogen aggregates: furniture, equipment, news, communications, police,goods binary nouns: pants, pajamas, shorts, tweezers, scissors,binoculars Non-count nouns are expressed as amounts or measures: cups of rice, pounds of rice teaspoons of sugar, pounds of sugar tins of tea, glasses of tea pieces of furniture, suites of furniture tons of aluminum, rolls of aluminum volts of electricity, currents of electricity some information, pieces of information bits of news, a lot of news a little advice, pieces of advice little knowledge, a great deal of knowledge (MORE)
A plural noun is a word for two or more people, places, or things.Examples: . two children . three states . four coffees A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing.Examples: . William Shakespeare . Brazil . General Motors
No, a collective noun is a noun followed by a prepositional phrase: noun+of+noun. A collective noun with prepositional phrase forms a noun phrase: any word or group of words based on a noun or pronoun (without a verb) that can function in a sentence as a subject, object of a verb or a preposition. … collective noun phrase as subject: A flock of birds flew overhead. collective noun phrase as object: My brother brought a bouquet of flowers for mother. (MORE)
A noun where there is more than one of the obect in question, e.g. eggs is a plural noun.
No, a singular collective noun takes a singular verb. Examples: The bouquet of flowers is four dollars. A team of zebras is pulling the wagon. A choir of singers is rehearsing in thechurch.
Collective nouns do not have an antecedent. A collective noun is aword used to group people or things taken together as one whole ina descriptive way. A collective noun can be singular or plural; for example: . A herd of elephants frequents this waterhole. . Many herds of animals frequen…t this waterhole. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence. An antecedent is the noun that the pronoun replaces. An antecedent can be singular or plural. The noun that takes itsplace must agree in number (singular or plural) with theantecedent; for example: . An antelope stood by the water. It raisedits head to listen. . Some antelopes stood by the water. They raised their heads to listen. (MORE)
A singular noun is one person place or thing. Examples: friend, city, wolf A plural noun is two or more people places or things. Examples: friends, cities, wolves
Collective nouns are words used to group people or things taken together as one whole, such as a crew of workers, a chain of restaurants, or a litter of kittens. Plural nouns are words for more than one person, place, or thing, such as a worker or two workers ; one restaurant or thre…e restaurants ; and a kitten or four kittens . Collective nouns can be singular or plural; for example, two crews of workers, several chains of restaurants, or the mother has had two litters of kittens. (MORE)
A collective noun is a word for a group. There may be one group ortwo or more groups; for example, there may be one team ofplayers or two teams of players .
Collective nouns are words that refer to a group of specific items, animals or people. The collective noun is plural when there are two or more of the groups; for example: Our team of players is wearing the blue jerseys. Both teams of players are now on the field. Max took his small her…d of goats and his father's herd of camels to the market square. A wealthy young man bought both herds of animals for his new father-in-law. When I visited my sister in the hospital, I took her a nice bouquet of tulips , only to find her in a bed surrounded by a dozen bouquets of flowers . (MORE)
A plural noun represents more than one of something. For example, 'flowers' is plural for 'flower'. Common, proper, abstract and collective nouns can all have plural forms. A collective noun is a singular (not plural) noun that represents a 'group' of things. For example, 'herd' is a collective noun… for animals such as sheep and cows. Collective nouns can have plural forms; for example, 'herds' is the plural form of 'herd'. (MORE)
There is no specific collective noun for "collective nouns." However, I have seen a list of collective nouns and a page of collective nouns.
A plural noun is a word for two or more people or things: . one boy (singular); two boys (plural) . one apple (singular); a dozen apples (plural) A collective noun is a word used to group people or things takentogether as one whole in a descriptive way: . a crowd of people; a crew ofsai…lors . a bushel of apples; a flock of birds (MORE)
The collective noun is a crush of shoppers; the plural form is crushes of shoppers .
The collective noun for players is a team of players; the plural form is teams of players .
The noun 'teeth' is the plural form for the noun tooth. A collective noun is a word used to group people or things taken together as one whole; for example, a row of teeth .
A collective noun can be singular : a team of players, a pride of lions, a bouquet of flowers.. A collective noun can be plural : teams of players, prides of lions, bouquets of flowers..
A plural noun is a word for two or more people or things. A collective noun is a noun used to group people or things in adescriptive way. A collective noun may be singular or plural. Acollective noun is usually singular (one group), but can be pluralwhen there are two or more groups. Nouns that are… words for groups are inherently collective nouns (abunch, a crowd, a herd, etc.) There are some nouns that can function as a collective noun or not,depending on use (a table of contents or a dinner table). A noun that is grouped using a collective noun is always pluralbecause you can't group a single person or thing. (MORE)
A plural pronoun takes the place of a plural collective noun. A singular pronoun takes the place of a singular collective noun. Examples: Fleets of ships are stationed atvarious ports on the east coast. (plural) A fleet of ships is stationed atan eastern port. (singular)
Some collective nouns are treated as plural, and I find this usage accurate and more and more pleasing to the ear. If a British commentator is saying something about football, for example, she/he might say something like "Manchester have proven themselves to be..." or you might hear "The US have ini…tiated talks with..." Manchester and The US are not collective nouns in the same sense as "gaggle of geese", but I suspect that ordinary collectives are treated similarly. (MORE)
Words that have no plural are called mass nouns or non-count nouns. Some examples are fruit, juice, coffee, advice, time, furniture, luggage, information. The above answer is slightly incorrect. Advice, time, furniture, luggage, and information are examples of 'non-count nouns' because the s…ame word is used in reference to one or many of the particular item. I need advice regarding the use of nouns. I have received lots of advice . I only found one piece of information . I have lots of information . Similarly with furniture or luggage, the same word is used whether referring to the item as singular or plural. Air and fish are also examples of non-count nouns. I caught one fish today. I hope to catch about 30 fish on the weekend. Air cannot be counted. Reference to air is neither singular or plural. 'Count nouns' refer to those things which have different words to distinguish between singular and plural references. I washed my dish . I washed all of the dishes . I live in a continent . I am going to three different continents for my next holiday. Some words can be 'a count noun' or 'a non-count noun', depending on sentence structures. Fruit and juice are examples of such words. I want a glass of fruit juice. They sell a variety of fruit juices This drink is made using the juice from different fruits and vegetables. My drink is made from a blend of fresh fruit and vegetable juices . We cut up a variety of fruits for the fruit salad. I want a strong tea or coffee. The coffees are on the top shelf, the teas are on the bottom shelf. (Reference to blend, flavour, brand etc) I drank lots of coffee today. I've had six coffees already. (MORE)
Collective nouns can be singular or plural, depending on how many collections (groups) there are; for example: . The Allied fleet met the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Santa Cruz in October 1942. Both fleets took heavy losses. . Representative for the unions of plumbers and electricians met w…ith the contractor to finalize pay scales. (MORE)
A plural noun is a word for more than one of a given thing, for example cameras, weddings, horses, etc. Most plural words are formed by adding an 's' or an 'es' to end of the singular form of the word.
A plural noun is a word for more than one of aperson, place, thing or idea. The most common way to show that anoun is plural is to add an 's' or 'es' to the end of the word.Examples: one teacher or two teachers one country or three countries one child or four children one question or many questio…ns A possessive noun is a noun that shows thatsomething belongs to it. The most common way a noun showspossession is to add an apostrophe 's' to the end of the noun.Examples: The teacher's desk The country's flag The child's face The question's answer A plural possessive noun is a plural noun that shows that somethingbelongs to it. A plural noun that ends with -s show possession byadding an apostrophe after the ending -s. A plural noun that doesnot end with -s shows possession by adding an apostrophe -s to theend of the word. Examples: a teachers' conference the countries' agreement the children's playground all of the questions' answers (MORE)
Some nouns that are the same for the singular and the plural are: . deer . fish . elk . sheep . offspring Some nouns are singular but appear to be plural; words that are a short form for 'a pair of...'. There is no plural for these nouns, the plurals are expressed by using 'pairs of...'.… Some examples are: . pants . shorts . glasses . scissors . binoculars Uncountable nouns have no plural form and take a verb for the singular. Some uncountable nouns are: . money . information . news . advice . electricity (MORE)
The verb is determined by whether the collective noun is singular or plural; for example: Our herd of cattle is in the pasture. The herds of wildebeest are migrating at this time of year. A team of gymnasts is practicing this afternoon. Teams of gymnasts are competing this afte…rnoon. (MORE)
The correct verb would depend on whether the collective noun is singular or plural. For example: Our herd of cattle is in the pasture. The herds of wildebeest are migrating this time of year. A team of gymnasts is practicing this afternoon. The teams of gymnasts are competi…ng this afternoon. (MORE)
A plural noun is a word for two or more persons, places, or things. Some examples are: . one auto-two autos . a box-two boxes . a comb-several combs . one dog-two dogs . an egg-a dozen eggs . a noun-a list of nouns
A noun is a word for a person, a place, or a thing. A plural noun is word for two or more people, places, or things. Examples: horses, houses, girls, boys, parents, or pillows.
The noun phrase, "a parliament of ravens" would take a singular verb.. The noun phrase, "parliaments of ravens" would take a plural verb. . Examples:. A parliament of ravens is cleaning up the wheat field that has just been harvested.. Parliaments of ravens are flocking to the wheat field, d…rawn there by the first group of ravens. . (MORE)
Collective nouns can be singular or plural. Examples:. The farmer keeps a herd of goats for milking.. The herds of buffalo that once roamed the plains have been reduced to small groups.. We watched a flock of birds as they passed overhead.. Flocks of crows plague the neighborhood near the… grain loading docks.. (MORE)
Collective nouns can be plural, even when they come together to act as a unit. For example, two teams of players who come to train together, diverse crews of workers that come to work a project together, seasonal flocks of different types of migrating birds who come to rest together on a pond.… (MORE)
When the collective noun is singular, it will be a singular noun: . a crowd of people . a flock of birds . a bouquet of flowers When the collective noun is plural, it will be a plural noun: . crowds of people . flocks of birds . bouquets of flowers
A singular noun is a word for one person, place, or thing;for example: . teacher . island . cookie A plural noun is a word for two or more persons, places, orthings; for example: . teachers . islands . cookies A collective noun is a word used to group people or thingstaken together… as one whole; for example: . a faculty of teachers . a chain of islands . a batch of cookies (MORE)
A collective noun is a word used to group people or things takentogether as one whole in a descriptive way. A plural collectivenoun is used when referring to two or more groups of people orthings; for example: . a team of players; two teams of players . a bushel of apples; a few bushels of apples… . a flock of birds; several flocks of birds . a bouquet of flowers; a dozen bouquets of flowers (MORE)
The noun 'couple' is a singular , common noun ; a word for twoindividuals of the same sort considered together; or an indefinitesmall number ( a couple of days ). The plural form iscouples. A collective noun is a word used to group people or things takentogether as one whole in a descriptive way…. A collective noun isconsidered a collective noun as a function, not as a definition ofthe noun. Collective nouns are an informal part of language. The noun 'couple' in the term 'a couple of days', is functioning asa collective noun. (MORE)
Is The orchestra plays in the park on Sundays a collective plural noun or a singular collective noun?
"The orchestra plays in the park on Sundays." The nouns in the sentence are: . orchestra, a singular, common noun (subject of thesentence). . park, a singular, common noun (object of the preposition'in') . Sundays, a plural, proper noun (object of the preposition'on') There is no collective no…un in the sentence. A collective noun is aword used to group people or things taken together as one whole ina descriptive way. The word 'orchestra' is sometimes used as acollective noun, for example an orchestra of musicians ,but is not used as a collective noun in this sentence. A'collective noun' is a function of a noun, not a form of a noun. (MORE)
The noun 'plural' is an abstract noun, a word for a classificationof a noun. The noun 'plural' is not a collective noun. A collective noun is anoun used to group people or things in a descriptive way.
Yes, there is such a possibility. There are many verbs that are also nouns. A collective noun is anoun used to group people or things in a descriptive way. EXAMPLES The word litter is both a verb and a noun, it isalso the collective noun for 'a litter of puppies'; the plural formis ' litters of… puppies'. The word flock is both a verb and a noun, it isalso the collective noun for 'a flock of tourists'; the plural formis ' flocks of tourists'. The word herd is both a verb and a noun, it isalso the collective noun for 'a herd of cattle'; the plural form is' herds of cattle'. The word cast is both a verb and a noun, it isalso a collective noun for 'a cast of actors'; the plural form is 'casts of actors'. (MORE)
The collective noun is parley of musical instruments. There are no standard collective nouns for other types ofinstruments.
A collective noun is singular when there is one group of people orthings; a collective noun is plural when there are two or moregroups of people or things. Examples: Our team of players entered the field first.(singular) Both teams of players entered the field together.(plural)
The plural of "him" (third person singular masculine) is "they" (third person plural) In English there is no differential between the feminine and masculine forms of third person plural. "They" is used for a group of males, group of females and a mixed group in English. Other languages, like French… and Latin, have both masculine and feminine plurals, but luckily, in English, we only have the one form :) (MORE)
A collective noun is a noun used to group people or things in adescriptive way. A singular collective noun is a word for one group of people orthings. A plural collective noun is a word for two or more groups ofpeople or things. A herd of elephants was at the river's edge. (singular) Herds o…f elephants were converging at the river's edge.(plural) (MORE)
No, when is not a plural noun. It can be used as an adverb, conjunction, pronoun, and noun.
The noun 'hobbies' is a plural , common noun, ageneral word for activities done in one's leisure time forpleasure. The noun 'hobbies' is an irregular plural noun. A regular plural is formed by adding an 's' or an 'es' tothe end of the noun. To form the plural of the singular noun'hobby', fi…rst remove the ending 'y', then add 'ies' to the end ofthe word. A collective noun is a noun used to group people or thingsin a descriptive way. Collective nouns are an informal part oflanguage, any noun that suits the context can function as acollective noun; for example, a series of hobbies. A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, orthing. Example: The hobbies that Jack enjoys are fishing and hikingin Yosemite . (the proper nouns are 'Jack' the name of aperson and 'Yosemite', the name of a place) (MORE)
No in is a preposition -- They walked in the park an adverb -- The doctor is not in today an adjective -- This is the in book at the moment a noun -- He's got an in with the senator.