Collective Noun Excercises – Collective Noun Worksheet

Learning about collective nouns can be both fun and educational for students of all ages. To aid in the learning process, we’ve created a fantastic resource: a series of collective nouns worksheets. These worksheets are designed to help students become familiar with the concept and usage of collective nouns in everyday language.

Remember to review the following articles to enhance your comprehension of collective nouns: 

Collective Noun Worksheet

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Collective Nouns Exercises 

Collective Nouns Exercise 1: Match the collective noun on the left with its correct group on the right.

Collective Noun Group
1. A pack of a. Musicians
2. A flock of b. Wolves
3. A herd of c. Ships
4. A school of d. Cattle
5. A bunch of e. Fish
6. A choir of f. Flowers
7. A troop of g. Monkeys
8. A fleet of h. Birds
9. An anthology of i. Poems
10. A panel of j. Judges
11. A swarm of k. Bees
12. A staff of l. Employees
13. A galaxy of m. Stars
14. A cast of n. Actors
15. A set of o. Books
16. An orchestra of p. Dishes
17. A suite of q. Rooms
18. A collection of r. Stamps
19. A company of s. Soldiers
20. A bouquet of t. Keys

Answer 

1. – b 2. – h 3. – d
4. – e 5. – f 6. – a
7. – g 8. – c 9. – i
10. – j 11. – k 12. – l
13. – m 14. – n 15. – o
16. – a 17. – q 18. – r
19. – s 20. – f

Collective Nouns Exercise 2: Fill in the sentences

  1. The __________ of musicians tuned their instruments before the concert began.
  2. A __________ of stars could be seen twinkling in the night sky.
  3. The __________ of fish swam swiftly to escape the predator.
  4. A __________ of judges was appointed to oversee the competition.
  5. The __________ of spectators erupted in cheers as the winning goal was scored.
  6. A __________ of thieves was caught on surveillance robbing the store.
  7. The __________ of flowers in the vase brightened up the entire room.
  8. An __________ of locusts descended on the crops, leaving destruction in their wake.
  9. The __________ of children rushed to the playground during recess.
  10. A __________ of keys was found lying on the reception desk.
  11. The __________ of actors took a bow as the curtain closed on their performance.
  12. A __________ of photographers gathered to capture the celebrity’s arrival.
  13. The __________ of kittens played with the ball of yarn.
  14. A __________ of cars was stuck in traffic for hours during the rush hour.
  15. The __________ of experts presented their findings at the international conference.

Answer 

  1. The ensemble of musicians tuned their instruments before the concert began.
  2. cluster of stars could be seen twinkling in the night sky.
  3. The school of fish swam swiftly to escape the predator.
  4. panel of judges was appointed to oversee the competition.
  5. The crowd of spectators erupted in cheers as the winning goal was scored.
  6. gang of thieves was caught on surveillance robbing the store.
  7. The bouquet of flowers in the vase brightened up the entire room.
  8. An infestation of locusts descended on the crops, leaving destruction in their wake.
  9. The throng of children rushed to the playground during recess.
  10. ring of keys was found lying on the reception desk.
  11. The cast of actors took a bow as the curtain closed on their performance.
  12. pack of photographers gathered to capture the celebrity’s arrival.
  13. The litter of kittens played with the ball of yarn.
  14. line of cars was stuck in traffic for hours during the rush hour.
  15. The team of experts presented their findings at the international conference.

Collective Nouns Exercise 3: Read the paragraph and underline all the collective nouns you can find.

Paragraph 1

The cast of the school play was excited for their final performance. As the curtain rose, a hush fell over the audience. On stage, a chorus of students began to sing, their voices blending together beautifully. Meanwhile, a crew worked diligently behind the scenes to ensure that the lighting and sound were perfect. During intermission, a group of parents served refreshments to the crowd.

Paragraph 2

At the break of dawn, a pod of dolphins was spotted leaping out of the water. On the shore, a colony of seagulls screeched and fought over scraps of food left by tourists. In the nearby campsite, a troop of scouts prepared for their morning hike, their laughter and chatter filling the air. In the distance, a fleet of fishing boats headed out to sea, hoping for a bountiful catch.

Paragraph 3

The library was a sanctuary for a variety of readers: a circle of scholars who debated over ancient texts, a team of students who collaborated on their research projects, and even a club of mystery lovers who shared recommendations. Every Saturday, a band of volunteers would come in to help sort and shelve a stack of donated books. It was during one of these sessions that a bundle of old letters, tied with a faded ribbon, was discovered tucked away in a forgotten corner.

Answer

Paragraph 1

The cast of the school play was excited for their final performance. As the curtain rose, a hush fell over the audience. On stage, a chorus of students began to sing, their voices blending beautifully. Meanwhile, a crew worked diligently behind the scenes to ensure that the lighting and sound were perfect. During intermission, group of parents served refreshments to the crowd.

Paragraph 2

At the break of dawn,pod of dolphins was spotted leaping out of the water. On the shore, a colony of seagulls screeched and fought over scraps of food left by tourists. In the nearby campsite, a troop of scouts prepared for their morning hike, their laughter and chatter filling the air. In the distance, fleet of fishing boats headed out to sea, hoping for a bountiful catch.

Paragraph 3

The library was a sanctuary for a variety of readers: a circle of scholars who debated over ancient texts, a team of students who collaborated on their research projects, and even a club of mystery lovers who shared recommendations. Every Saturday, a band of volunteers would come in to help sort and shelve a stack of donated books. It was during one of these sessions that a bundle of old letters, tied with a faded ribbon, was discovered tucked away in a forgotten corner.

Last Updated on December 22, 2023

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