What is the collective noun for walrus?
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Is authority a collective noun?
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 'authority' is functioning as a collective noun.