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  1. Anonymous
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    collective nouns

    write suitable collective nouns for the following
    a........of furniture
    a.........of stamps
    an...........of poems
    a gam? of whales

    what would you expect people to be doing in the groups named below?
    a choir
    a crew
    a party
    a mob
    an orchestra
    a bench
    a queue
    a troupe

    Thank you very much for your info.

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    set of furniture
    collection of stamps
    anthology of poems

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    I would expect a choir to be singing and a crew to be working. What would you expect a party to be doing?

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    Lying????? ;-0

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    #5
    Actually, a party doesn't do anything in particular. It just happens to be a group of people that is doing the same thing. Example:
    • How many are in your party?


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