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    a piece, bunch.................

    I am still confused at the usage of :

    a piece of banana
    a bunch of flower
    a flock of geese..........etc

    What should I do to improve it, any online resources I should go for?
    Can I name this kind of usage as unit of object?

    Ju

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    Re: a piece, bunch.................

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    a piece of banana....That one, if anyone used it, would mean simply prat of a banana that had been cut or broken off.
    a bunch of flowers
    a flock of geese..........etc

    What should I do to improve it, any online resources I should go for?
    Can I name this kind of usage as unit of object? No
    The list given in the site Gill provided a link to is fun, but some of these group nouns were made up for fun, and many of them are unknown to most native speakers - For example:shrewdness of apes, flange/congress of baboons,sleuth/sloth of bears.

    You'll just have to note what people actually use.

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    Re: a piece, bunch.................

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The list given in the site Gill provided a link to is fun, but some of these group nouns were made up for fun, and many of them are unknown to most native speakers - For example:shrewdness of apes, flange/congress of baboons,sleuth/sloth of bears.

    You'll just have to note what people actually use.
    Thank you for your kind reply. Then how shall I know whether it is a correct collective nouns or not as that link sounds only for fun and not updated.

    Ju

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