#EngVocab Groups of Animals

Last weekend I went to my old house, the place where I grew up as a child. It’s in a village quite far from the city. It was delightful. I saw a herd of goats, many flocks of ducks, and scenery you won’t be able to see in the city.

This time, we are going to talk about collective nouns for animals. You’ve probably already heard of some examples like the ones I mentioned beforehand. But some of these are very unique, or weird. Let’s begin!

  1. A band of gorillas.
  2. A bed of clams/oysters.
  3. A cast of hawks.
  4. A leap of leopards.
  5. A mob of kangaroos.
  6. A murder of crows.
  7. A pack of wolves.
  8. A parliament of owls.
  9. A pride of lions.
  10. A school of fishes.

You can also use other expression of quantity with these special names for collective nouns. For example:

  • “two packs of wolves” or
  • “several leaps of leopards”

So, how was it fellas? Some of them are very weird, aren’t they? Do you have more specific collective nouns for animals to add? If you do, feel free to leave a comment down below.

 

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, March 4, 2016

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