When is a group not
a group? When that group is a grove.
Or a grist.
Or a gatling, a gam,
even a gaggle.
The word 'group' is
a collective noun, which is a fancy way of saying it's a singular
word that describes a collection of people, animals, or objects.
In the sentences above
we mentioned a few. A grove is a group of trees; a grist, a gathering
of bees; a gatling, a collection of woodpeckers; a gam, a group
of whales; and a gaggle, a crowd of geese on the water.
Grapes, by the way,
are typically described in bunches, not groups.
How many of these
other collective nouns can you correctly identify?
1) A ___________ of ants
2) A ___________ of tests
3) A ___________ of candidates
4) A ___________ of leopards
5) A ___________ of witches
6) A ___________ of raccoons
7) A ___________ of submarines
8) A ___________ of bananas
9) An ___________ of riches
10) A ___________ of baboons
armada of answers can be found here.