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.