Collective nouns name a certain kind of group or collection of people, animals and things. It is a single unity that contains more than one person, animal or thing. Many times collective nouns replace the person, animal or thing they are naming, e.g., Look at the crowd of people over by the bank,
Traditional grammar classifies a word based on the following 8 parts of speech (Note: A proper noun is a type of noun, not a part of speech).
|Adjectives|| A word that is used to describe or qualify a noun or pronoun.
It tells what what kind, how many or which ones.
|Adverb|| A word used to describe a verb. It tells where,
how or when and frequently ends in -ly.
|Conjunction||A word that is used to join words or groups of words.|
|Interjection||A word that is used to express strong emotion.|
|Noun||A word that names a person, place, thing or idea.|
|Proper Noun|| A specific name for a person, place or thing. Proper nouns
are capitalized and usually do not have a plural form.
|Preposition|| A word used to show the relationship of
a noun or pronoun to another word.
|Pronoun||A word that is used in place of a noun.|
|Verb|| A word that shows physical or mental action,
being or state of being. It is a word that used to
say something about the noun or pronoun.