Words Denoting Collection

To talk about a limited quantity of something we use a word like piece or bit, together with of, before an uncountable noun. Bit is informal, and usually suggests a small quantity. Special words are used before certain nouns to talk about groups or collections. The knowledge of such words denoting collection in English can surely make our speech and writing sound better and more elegant. When new words are learnt by learners, it helps them to memorize and use words that denote a group or collection of things in order to develop their vocabulary the natural way. Some words denoting collection are: a bale of cotton, a board of directors, a constellation of stars.

The words bale, board and constellation are special words that are used before certain nouns to talk about groups or collections. Learning these terms would not only enrich learners’ active vocabulary, but also help them know and use a word like a native speaker does.

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