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Please let me know if they correct.

(a) A drove of cattle were grazing.

(b) A group / herd of buffaloes bath in the pond.

(c) A group of monkeys live in that tree.

(d) A troop / drove of deers were resting.
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Hi Vincent,

I don't use "drove" myself. It's a herd of cattle, a herd of deer.

Deer is both plural and singular - don't use deers.
Are there correct all? how about others?
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(a) A herd of cattle were grazing.

(b) A herd of buffaloes are bathing in the pond.

(c) A troop of monkeys live in that tree.

(d) A herd of deer were resting.
If I insist on using the sentences, are these correct?

(b) A group of buffaloes bath in the pond.

(c) A group of monkeys live in that tree.

When should I use "drove" ?
Hi,

If I insist on using the sentences, are these correct?

(b) A group of buffaloes bath in the pond. Yes, but the verb is 'bathe'.

(c) A group of monkeys live in that tree. Yes.

When should I use "drove" ? Never, since you are asking for my advice.

( It does get used in the standard phrase 'The subway was very crowded this morning. There were droves of people. )

Best wishes, Clive
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I thought these collective nouns will take singular verbs. " A herd (of x) is .. A group ( is ...) etc except when you are referring to the individual animals of the group.
SoorisI thought these collective nouns will take singular verbs. " A herd (of x) is .. A group ( is ...) etc except when you are referring to the individual animals of the group.
If a group of words, especially a partative group, conveys the idea of plurality, a number of individuals, the verb is in the plural, even though the governing noun is singular, while the verb is singular if the group conveys the idea of oneness.
A "drove" is a group [flock/herd/etc] of animals (or people) being driven.
A "troop/herd" of "monkeys/cattle" will always be a "group" but that doesn't mean that a "group" will always comprise a "troop/herd".
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