A collective noun is a noun that refers to some sort of group or collective—of people, animals, things, etc. Collective nouns are normally not treated as plural, even though they refer to a group of something.
Examples of collective nouns include group, team, herd, and flock.
For example, you might say that there was a flock of birds flying overhead.
Here are a few tips to help you know when to use a collective noun as a singular or plural noun:
-If the group is acting as a unit, use the singular verb. For example, "The team is running on the field."
Collective nouns are a fascinating part of the English language. They can be used in a variety of ways, and they can add interest and variety to your writing. If you're looking for a way to make your writing more interesting, try using a collective noun.