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    flock or swarm

    Hi,

    Please let me know whether we say swarm of flies or flock of flies.

    We have a swarm of flies on our terrace everyday.

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    Pallavi

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    Re: flock or swarm

    I would say 'You have a swarm of flies...', because 'flock' associates with greater living creatures.

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    Re: flock or swarm

    You, and other forum members, may find this link helpful:

    Group Names - Collective Nouns | Animals | Pub Quiz Help

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