Asked in Collective Nouns
What is the collective noun for a group of ravens?
The collective nouns for a group of ravens are: a conspiracy of ravens a constable of ravens a parliament of ravens an unkindness of ravens ...
What is an unkindness?
Unkindness is the quality or state of being unkind, or an individual mean act. Alternatively, it is the collective noun for a group of ravens, based on the idea that a group of ravens driving off other, "competitor" species is being unkind to the competing species. ...
Asked in Verbs, Collective Nouns
Should collective nouns collocate with plural or singular verbs?
The noun phrase, "a parliament of ravens" would take a singular verb.The noun phrase, "parliamentsof 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 tothe wheat field, drawn there by the first group of ravens. ...