Nouns of Multitude

Nouns of Multitude

Nouns of Multitude

Nouns of Multitude

When a Collective Noun denotes individual members or things of the group, it is called a Noun of Multitude.

 

Examples: 

Committee, team,  syndicate, faculty, audience, public, company, Congress, orchestra, firm, and Parliament, government, jury, Ministry, army, group, party, crowd, flock, generation, mob, staff, department, family, crew, clergy, herd, etc.,

Example Sentences: 

  • The team were all given badges to wear at the event.
  • The committee were asked to submit their investigation report.
  • The police are interrogating the villagers about the recent incident.

 

Collective Nouns Vs. Nouns of Multitude:

A Noun of Multitude is also a type of Collective Noun. A Collective Noun denotes an undivided single unit and a Noun of Multitude denotes individual members or things of the group.  

In Collective Noun, we use a singular verb whereas, in Noun of Multitude, we use a plural verb.

 

Examples for Collective Nouns:

In the following sentences, the nouns have been used as a single unit and the singular verb is used accordingly.

  • The family is going to attend the function today.
  • A jury has expressed its opinion. 
  • The audience is gathering slowly to attend the event.

 

Examples for Nouns of Multitude:

In the following sentences, the nouns have been used as individual members and the plural verb is used accordingly.

  • The family are going to attend the function today. 
  • The jury have expressed their opinions.
  • The audience have gathered in huge numbers for this great event.

 

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