What do we call a group of lions? What about Canada geese? In today’s “English Learning Tips for Newcomers“, let’s learn some common nouns for groups of animals.
- A school of whales, dolphins, or any other kind of fish that swim together.
- To school (yes, it can be a verb) is to feed or swim together.
- A swarm of bees, flies, ants, locusts, etc.
- Use “swarm” on a large of inanimate things that move together, e.g. a warm of meteors
- A flock of geese, ducks, or any other types of birds.
- You can also say “a flock of sheep”.
- A pack of wolves, dogs, weasels, etc.
- A herd of cattle, horses, elk, deer, moose, zebras, etc.
- A herd is a large group of animals kept together by humans or a group of wild animals
Note that many of these nouns can be used on people too:
- a swarm of passengers
- a herd of tourists
- a flock of sightseers
Here are some less commonly known nouns for groups of animals! Use them to impress people around you:
- a pride of lions
- an army of frogs
- a caravan of camels
- a stand of flamingos
- a colony of rats or bats
- a bloat of hippos
- a tower of giraffes
- a troop/band of gorillas
- a troop/mob of kangaroos
Word of the Day:Inanimate: not alive, lifeless
Before you go, also check out our previously published English Learning tips articles!
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