What is the collective noun for butterflies?
The collective nouns for butterflies are:
- a flight of butterflies
- a flutter of butterflies
- a kaleidoscope of butterflies
- a swarm of butterflies
- a rabble of butterflies.
Collective nouns are an informal part of language. Any noun that suits the context can function as a collective noun. However, the word 'colorful' is an adjective; collective nouns are not used with adjectives. Collective nouns are used to group nouns. An appropriate collective noun is a 'rainbow of colors'. The noun 'rainbow' is a standard collective noun for: a rainbow of reasons a rainbow of butterflies
No, the noun 'authority' is not a standard collective noun. A collective noun is a noun used to group people or things in a descriptive way. Collective nouns are an informal part of language, any noun that suits the context can function as a collective noun. For example, in the noun phrase 'a field of authorities', the noun 'field' is used as a collective noun. In the noun phrase 'an authority of scholars' the noun…