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Collective Nouns: Why does English have so many?

In our previous post earlier this month, we tackled collective nouns and whether they should be treated as singular or plural. This in turn gave rise to a more interesting question: why does English have so many different collective nouns

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Collective Nouns: Singular or plural?

A collective noun is a singular noun used to describe a collection of things (collection being the collective noun in that sentence, for example). Other common collective nouns include group, team, crowd, herd or family, as well as less obvious

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