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    Fishy question

    What would be correct to say? A school of fish, a shoal of fish ? How about a fish school, a fish shoal? I could google things and search for the answer but Iīd rather ask here..Itīs much more fun!

    How about a cattle/kettle of fish? I know thereīs the expression thatīs another kettle of fish..but how about the spelling?

    And last but not least, does one say..I went to the market and bought 3 fish?


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    Re: Fishy question

    Avalon: What would be correct to say? A school of fish, a shoal of fish ? How about a fish school, a fish shoal? I could google things and search for the answer but Iīd rather ask here..Itīs much more fun!


    I'd say you could use either, Avalon, but 'school of fish' is more common, IMO.


    How about a cattle/kettle of fish? I know thereīs the expression thatīs another kettle of fish..but how about the spelling?

    'kettle' is the word you want. 'cattle' means a group of cows/calves/bulls or a group of just one of those things.

    And last but not least, does one say..I went to the market and bought 3 fish?

    Sure, that's fine.

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    Re: Fishy question

    Thanks a lot,riverkid...

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