Collective Noun & Abstract Noun – English Grammar Lessons by Ranjna Vedhera.
It is the name for a group or collection of people, animals or things which are spoken of as a whole.
Crowd, mob, army, Fleet, Herd, Jury, Family and Parliament
Crowd or Mob: Collection of people.
(A crowd gathered at the place of accident)
An Army: Collection of soldiers / fighters .
(Our Army fought bravely against the enemy)
A herd: Collection of animals.
(A herd of cows are grazing in the field)
A fleet: The police, the jury.
(The jury found the prisoner guilty)
Exercise for Practice
Wise people do not follow a mob.
The police are trying to maintain law and order in the city.
Our family is going for a picnic.
A pack of wolves was seen in the forest.
1. Roses spread beautiful fragrance.
2. Boys are making a noise.
3. A child’s suffering upsets parents very much.
4. I noticed a movement in the bushes.
Quality / Feelings:
Kindness, Cruelty, Honesty, Wisdom, Bravery, Laughter, Theft, Movement and Judgment.
Comfort, Luxury, Slavery, Sickness and Death
The name of subjects, arts and sciences are also abstract nouns.
Examples: – English, French, Chemistry and Physics etc.
Some abstract nouns are formed from:
From common nouns:
Exercises For Practice
Recognize and underline nouns in the sentences given below, also mention whether they are common, proper collective or abstract nouns.
1. He is a man of great wisdom.
2. Beauty lies in the eyes of the on looker.
3. Courage is a very rare virtue.
4. Honesty is the best Policy.
5. Everybody wants to live in comfort.
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