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    collective nouns

    مُساهمة  مصطفى منصور في الإثنين يناير 04, 2010 5:36 pm


    Morning /Evening brotheres & sisters
    hope you are enjoing a great day so far

    One of the craziest oddities of the English language is
    that there are so many different collective nouns
    that all mean "group" but which are specific
    to what particular thing there is a group of:
    a herd of elephants, a crowd of people, a box of crayons, a pad of paper, etc
    here we will learn them
    share the ones we knew and
    learn new one
    A group of birds is called
    A flight (in the air), flock (on the ground), volary, brace (generally for gamebirds or waterfowl, referring to a pair or couple killed by a hunter)

    A group of geese is called
    A flock, gaggle (on the ground), skein (in flight)

    A group of frogs is called
    An army

    A group of fish is called
    A draft, nest, school, shoal
    (some authors claim that the common
    "school" is a corruption of shoal, and therefore incorrect)

    A group of sharks is called
    A shiver
    A group of bees is called
    A grist, hive, swarm

    A group of ants is called
    A colony

    A group of ladies is called
    A bevy of ladies

    A group of keys is called
    A ring of keys
    A group of maps is called
    An atlas of maps

    A group of ships is called
    A fleet of ships

    Agroup of stars is called
    A galaxy of stars

    Agroup of things is called
    A bunch of things

    hope you like it and learn something new out of it
    &
    hope that you share me what you knew
    of
    collective nouns

    have a nice day

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