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collective noun

a word used to indicate a group of things, e.g. animals as in gaggle of geese, pod of whales. See Table 20.
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Instead, in collective noun-headed constructions the intervening plural nominal element within the of-PP is determinant in verb agreement inasmuch as it reinforces the conceptual plurality inherent to the collective noun and, thus, favours a higher likelihood of plural verb number, although the outcome is in any case grammatical and acceptable.
Abbreviations and symbols COL a collective noun DU dual number e.
WHEN THE SUBJECT IS A COLLECTIVE NOUN, TITLE, OR AMOUNT
Oh, and the collective noun for a multiplicity of writers is a worship, by the way, which sounds just about right to me.
A magyar nyelv konyve 1995 : 161; Hangay 1995 : 224-227; Laczko 1997 : 35; Szofajtani elemzesek 2003 : 41): They think that a "real" collective noun can never be applied to a single individual (e.
Though lack of space prevents us from discussing in detail the numerous definitions of the term collective noun, (6) not only crosslinguistically (see Gil 1996), but also within one language (see Benninger 2001), a basic distinction between two general definitional tendencies can be resumed briefly.
This nylon - well, what other collective noun could there be?
If it's "a flock of swans" and "a bevy of beauties," would the collective noun be "an assemble of ballet directors"?
A collective noun appears singular in form but denotes a collection of objects.
And as a handy by-product, there was finally a collective noun to sum up the team (previously it took several lines and a darn good memory to rattle off all the Olympic workforce segments).
An adjacent category is again one where the antecedent is represented by a collective noun in the singular, i.
This section of the paragraph expresses what both the beginning of the paragraph and the entire chapter have implied all along, that to apply Negro as a collective noun is impossible.

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