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    Herd Instinct

    Herd instinct is an expression meaning (the tendency to follow others without thinking, just like animals often do)

    1- Is the form of the verb "To mean" correct?
    2- How would you put the expression "Herd instinct" in a sentence?

    Would such an expression be correct? -- A "herd instinct" life
    What about this sentence?
    * It's the heard instinct that prevents most youths from realising their individuality.
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    Re: Herd Instinct

    >1- Is the form of the verb "To mean" correct?

    Yes, it is another way of saying "which means". eg:
    "Difficult is a word meaning 'not easy'" (which means)

    "This is a book describing language" (which describes)
    "E = mc^2 is a formula defining energy in terms of mass and the speed of light"

    >2- How would you put the expression "Herd instinct" in a sentence?
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    >Would such an expression be correct? -- A "herd instinct" life

    Marginally correct

    >What about this sentence?
    > It's the heard instinct that prevents most youths from realising their > > > individuality. [herd]

    Yes, that's much better!

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