Whether you are writing for the purse (business) or for the pulse (literary), nouns are your friends.
They are great when they are single: boy, book, country, resource, etc.
They are even greater when they are easy plurals: boys, books, countries, resources.
But collective nouns? Now, this is where it can get tricky.
You might not know it, but you encounter collective nouns in everyday speech. Collective nouns are words for single things that are made up of more than one person, animal, place, thing, or idea. You can’t have a team without individual members; even so, we discuss a team as a single entity.
If your team wins this game, I will buy you a new phone.
Other examples include:
Army of soldiers
Bed of flowers
Chest of drawers
Embarrassment of riches
Faculty of academics
Giggle of girls
Quiver of arrows
Do you know your nouns? Share 2 or more examples of collective nouns that you know in the comments.