Thursday, February 11, 2010

fun with collective nouns

After I had read a number of student drafts, I felt compelled to administer a short quiz on pronoun agreement and collective nouns.  In the course of my research, I came across the following entertaining sites:

http://idiocrasiesoflanguages.blogspot.com/2007/11/collective-nouns-humorous-outlook.html (this is a humorous list of made-up collectives, including "a quarrel of lawyers")

http://www.ojohaven.com/collectives/ (I especially like "an attitude of teenagers")

(njs)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2010/02/fun-with-collective-nouns.html

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