English – Collective nouns – either … or…, neither… nor…, whether… or…

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Collective nouns (Group of things)

   Specific words are used denote particular group of things such as animals, birds, insects, fuits, flowers, fishes ….. 

Some of the examples

1. ________ a herd of mammals is ________
2. ________ a herd of horses is _________
3. ________ a herd of swans is _________
4. ________ a group of people is _________
5. ________ a parliament of owls is _________
6. ________ a fall of woodcocks is _________
7. ________ a muster of peacocks is _________
8. ________ a watch of nightingales is _________
9. ________ a flight of doves is ______
10. _______ a flight of butterflies is ______
11. _______ a brood of hens is _____
12. _______ a flock of birds is ______
13. _______ a flock of camels is ______
14. _______ a peep of chickens is ______
15. _______ a congregation of alligators is _______
16. _______ a colony of ants is _______
17. _______ a army of ants is _______
18. _______ a colony of bees is ______
19. _______ a colony of bats is ______
20. _______ a colony of mousses is ______
21. _______ a nest of mousses is _______
22. _______ a nest of crocodile is _______
23. _______ a nest of rabbit is _______
24. _______ a troop of apes is ______
25. _______ a troop of baboons is ______
26. _______ a troop of monkeys is ______
27. _______ a gang of dogs is _______
28. _______ a school of dolphins is ________
29. _______ a school of fishes is ________
30. _______ a bundle of frogs is ________
31. _______ a court of kangaroos is ________
32. _______ a team of oxen is _________
33. _______ a crash of rhinoceros is _______
34. _______ a bunch of warms is _______
35. _______ a bunch of bananas is ______
36. _______ a cluster of graphs is ______
37. _______ a cluster of flowers is _______
38. _______ a cluster of white jasmines ______

 

Tip:  If the group is doing same work we have to use ‘is’ as singular, on the other hand individuals in the group are doing different works we have to use ‘are’ as plural.

Pair of words often used

either …. or …

The man one who litter in the street either mad or drunk.

neither … nor …

Neither myself nor my brother would not be do this.

whether … or ….

I do not know whether he will join this dinner or not.

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