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Thread #106241   Message #2193464
Posted By: GUEST,Young Buchan
14-Nov-07 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Collective Noun for ballads
Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
A May morning of ballads.

I can't believe I am the first pedant to point out that technically these are Nouns of Assembly, not Collective Nouns. Collective Nouns are unqualified by their constituent elements e.g. The Navy, mankind,Parliament, (not a Navy of sailors, a mankind of people, a Parliament of crooks).