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    Collection of Collective Nouns

    In linguistics, a collective noun is a word used to define a group of objects, where "objects" can be people, animals, inanimate things, concepts, or other things. For example, in the phrase "a pride of lions," pride is a collective noun.

    My question is:

    What collective noun can we use to denote a collection of collective nouns? I've been stumped by this one since the time I started collecting collective nouns.

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    Shamik


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    Re: Collection of Collective Nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamik View Post
    In linguistics, a collective noun is a word used to define a group of objects, where "objects" can be people, animals, inanimate things, concepts, or other things. For example, in the phrase "a pride of lions," pride is a collective noun.

    My question is:

    What collective noun can we use to denote a collection of collective nouns? I've been stumped by this one since the time I started collecting collective nouns.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Shamik
    Welcome to the forums.

    I think you may have found a gap - how about a collation of collective nouns.

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