Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday Tip: Collective nouns

Tuesday Tip

Collective nouns name groups of people or items, such as committee, team, club, bunch, or herd.  If the group is viewed as acting as one, the noun is treated like a singular noun. However, if the members of the group do not act in unison, the collective noun is treated like a plural noun.


  • The committee has decided to have the dance at the local country club.
  • The committee are in disagreement about the band chosen to perform at the dance.
  • The class listens to the teacher give directions.
  • The class start their projects while the teacher grades their homework.

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