What Are Collective Nouns?

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Fill in the blank in the following sentence with the verb that correctly agrees with the collective noun subject.

The government _____ a website with tax-filing instructions.

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1.

Fill in the blank in the following sentence with the pronoun that is correctly paired with the collective noun antecedent.

The government offers benefits for many of _____ citizens.

2.

Fill in the blank in the following sentence with the verb that correctly agrees with the collective noun subject.

The class _____ preparing for graduation in June.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nouns can describe individual things or groups, and their position and purpose in a sentence has an impact on the correct pairing with other parts of speech. Answer the questions in this interactive quiz/worksheet combo to help you recall how to recognize and utilize collective nouns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on vocabulary and concepts such as:

  • Pronoun
  • Collective noun antecedent
  • Collective noun subject
  • Noun and antecedent agreement

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about how to recognize and utilize collective nouns correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about collective noun agreement
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to complete the practice sentences with the correct verb or pronoun

Additional Learning

To learn more about collective nouns, review the accompanying lesson titled, What are Collective Nouns? The objectives addressed include:

  • Define and differentiate between singular and collective nouns
  • Understand that collective nouns agree with singular verbs and pronouns
  • Define key terms such as antecedent and pronoun
  • Analyze examples of incorrect and correct pairings of collective nouns both as subjects and as antecedents
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