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What is the meaning of "herd"?



 
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What is the meaning of "herd"? #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:07 am   What is the meaning of "herd"?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Common Quantity Nouns", question 9

The herd of ......... kept eating as the wind blew past them.

(a) people
(b) birds
(c) cows
(d) crows

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Common Quantity Nouns", answer 9

The herd of cows kept eating as the wind blew past them.

Correct answer: (c) cows
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What is the meaning of "herd"?

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What is the meaning of "herd"? #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:48 am   What is the meaning of "herd"?
 

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Do you have a DICTIONARY, Fita?
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What is the meaning of "herd"? #3 (permalink) Sun Oct 25, 2009 20:22 pm   What is the meaning of "herd"?
 

Mister Micawber writed: Collective nouns for animals are notoriously arbitrary, Gabi. We have flocks of sheep, herds of cattle, gaggles of geese, and tintinnabulations of starlings.
Why then "The herd of cows" is correct ?
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What is the meaning of "herd"? #4 (permalink) Sun Oct 25, 2009 22:58 pm   What is the meaning of "herd"?
 

Because among the answer choices, only 'cows' are in herds.
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