Collective nouns are a class of nouns that refer to groups of thing, people, and animals. Some collective nouns can be plural or singular, such as team. (Only one soccer team showed up for the game. The two teams battled it out ‘til the end.) Other collective nouns have only singular forms, such as management.(The management announced that there would be layoffs due to poor sales this quarter.)
Here are some common collective nouns. This list is not exhaustive, but represents only some of the most common collective nouns.