A school of dolphins, a pack of wolves, a swarm of bees, a herd of cows, a pride of lions – these are some examples of collective nouns. A collective noun is a word for a group of specific items, animals or people. Now, I’m sure you have heard or used any of these nouns.
Take a look at this video, tagged in FB page by my friend. To be honest, in my 19 years of teaching, I’ve never heard of any of these collective nouns, so, it’s an eyeopener for me. I want to share this knowledge with you.
I believe all the collective nouns fit the animals, EXCEPT one – the collective noun used for Pandas. It’s a shame I think. I’d rather change the noun to ‘Elegance‘. What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.