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Collective and Compound Nouns 2-1 P. 73 ►A collective noun refers to a group of people, animals, or things. Crowd Audience Bunch Group Class Flock Team Which nouns are collective? 1. Our class went on a field trip to Colonial Williamsburg in May. 2. I was excited because no on in my family had ever been there. 3. A committee of students and teachers planned the trip. 4. There were forty students and five teachers in our group. 5. We now have an interesting collection of photographs. Compound Nouns ► Two or more words used as a single noun are called a compound noun. ► A compound noun is written either as one word, as separate words, or as hyphenated words. Newspaper New Years Day Son-in-law ► 6. On our field trip to Colonial Williamsburg, we saw guides dressed like colonists. ► 7. The Governor’s Palace is a storehouse of antiques. ► 8. A footpath led us to the stores of several shopkeepers. ► 9. A wig maker and a candle maker displayed their crafts. ► 10. My great-uncle wrote a story about the Virginia Colony. Write these sentences. Underline the collective nouns once and the compound nouns twice. ► 11. Hampton Roads is one of the largest seaports in the United States. ► 12. Here three waterways meet the Chesapeake Bay. ► 13. Our class bought post cards of James River Bridge. ► 14. My brother-in-law took us on a tour of a large shipyard in the city of Newport News. ► 15. Shipbuilding is not just for the military. ► 16. A crew of workers built a passenger liner called the United States. ► 17. A tugboat leading it out had the right of way.
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