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    A crowd of kids

    Hi,

    Which one is used: a crowd of kids or a gang of kids and what does "kid" mean?

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    Re: A crowd of kids

    There is no straight answer to that question. There is no official collective term for children. "Kid" is an informal term for a child or teenager.

    Please give us some complete sentences to consider to see if we think there's a difference between "crowd" and "gang" in context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A crowd of kids

    hahaha... We don't have enough context to decide what "kid" means. It could be slang for a young child. However perhaps the writer is afraid of goats as a "kid" also means young goat.

    I am joking, of course. However, I have rarely heard either of the phrases that you have posted used in conversation or writing when discussing children.

    A "crowd" suggests an unorganized group. A "gang" implies an organized group.
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    Re: A crowd of kids

    A gang can often be used to imply a group of young people who are involved in criminal activity or bad behaviour.

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