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Is pack common or proper or collective noun?


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January 17, 2015 3:08PM

The noun 'pack' is a common noun, a general word for:

  • a group of things wrapped together for easy handling or carrying
  • the amount contained in one pack
  • a bundle carried on the back of an animal or a person
  • a concentrated or compacted mass such as snow or ice
  • a group of wild animals that live and hunt together
  • a group of people organized to do something together

A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing; fore example, Pack Creek Ranch in Moab, UT or the Graco Pack 'N Play Playard.

The noun 'pack' is a collective noun for:

  • a pack of brownies (scouts)
  • a pack of buzzards
  • a pack of cards
  • a pack of cigarettes
  • a pack of coyotes
  • a pack of dinosaurs
  • a pack of dogs
  • a pack of gulls
  • a pack of gum
  • a pack of grouse
  • a pack of hounds
  • a pack of mongooses
  • a pack of mules
  • a pack of perch
  • a pack of polar bears
  • a pack of rats
  • a pack of stoats
  • a pack of submarines
  • a pack of weasels
  • a pack of wolves

The word 'pack' is also a verb: pack, packs, packing, packed.