Nouns : Collective Nouns

Nouns : Collective Nouns

A collective noun is a slightly different kind of noun, its job is to give a single name to a group of people, places objects or ideas:
audience, band, choir, class, crowd, herd, flock, herd, bunch, range, crew, flotilla,

Here are some examples used in sentences:
The flotilla sailed into the harbour.
Dad threw the bunch of keys on the table
The audience clapped for a long time at the end of the show

A flotilla is one group of ships sailing as one unit into the harbour.
The keys were on a ring and landed together on the table.
The audience is a group of people acting together as one.

So are collective nouns singular or plural?

Hmm, the problem is that they can be either. though perhaps this is not with pursuing with primary age students it is a well for teachers to know the ins and outs so here we go…

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SPAG Placemat…

SATs Companion has designed a unique Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) placemat.This is in the form of a ‘tube system’ connecting all the main strands.

This can be used as a poster in your classroom and/or as a revision aid for your pupils. It is also featured as a free resource on the TES resources website.

Whether for planning, revision or just to make sure you have all the bases covered, this in an interesting resource. Download it in the best quality here:

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) placemat by SATSCompanion.comĀ