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What is a "fleet of ships"? #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:54 pm   What is a "fleet of ships"?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Common Quantity Nouns", question 3

In the distance, the onlookers could see a fleet of ..........

(a) players
(b) insects
(c) stairs
(d) ships

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Common Quantity Nouns", answer 3

In the distance, the onlookers could see a fleet of ships.

Correct answer: (d) ships

Your answer was: incorrect
In the distance, the onlookers could see a fleet of insects.
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what do you mean by a fleet of ships?

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What is a "fleet of ships"? #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 11, 2007 14:04 pm   What is a "fleet of ships"?
 

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A fleet of ships is an organized group of ships.
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What is a "fleet of ships"? #3 (permalink) Sun Dec 20, 2009 21:57 pm   What is a "fleet of ships"?
 

Hi teachers

I think I've heard the formation 'fleet of cabs'.
Is it considered proper English?

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What is a "fleet of ships"? #4 (permalink) Sun Dec 20, 2009 23:37 pm   What is a "fleet of ships"?
 

Yes, it is-- and a fleet of trucks or vans, too.
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What is a "fleet of ships"? #5 (permalink) Mon Dec 21, 2009 0:30 am   What is a "fleet of ships"?
 

In military organization, naval forces are divided into groups from smallest to largest:

Vessel - flotilla - squadron - group - fleet - navy (or admiralty in the UK)
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