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Why should we choose Fish here? #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 20, 2006 14:18 pm   Why should we choose Fish here?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Common Quantity Nouns", question 10

At the show, we saw many different schools of ..........

(a) birds
(b) cattle
(c) fish
(d) beads

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Common Quantity Nouns", answer 10

At the show, we saw many different schools of fish.

Correct answer: (c) fish

Your answer was: incorrect
At the show, we saw many different schools of birds.
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Why should we choose Fish here?

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School #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 20, 2006 19:07 pm   School
 

Hi Enlearnercn,

The accepted word for a collection of fish swimming in the sea/river is a school of fish.

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Why should we choose Fish here? #3 (permalink) Sat Oct 03, 2009 17:05 pm   Why should we choose Fish here?
 

HELO TEACHER,
I DON'T UNDERSTAND YET, PLEASE EXPLAIN MORE
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Why should we choose Fish here? #4 (permalink) Sat Oct 03, 2009 21:05 pm   Why should we choose Fish here?
 

Hi Huonglinh.
These might help you.
school of= a large group of fish, whales, dolphins etc that are swimming together
for example: a school of fish

herd of= a group of animals of one kind that live and feed together [↪ flock]
Exp:1-a herd of cattle 2-herds of elephants.........

1-flock of= a group of sheep, goats, or birds
a flock of small birds
2-flock of=a large group of people [= crowd]
a flock of children

good luck.
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Why should we choose Fish here? #5 (permalink) Sat Dec 12, 2009 18:14 pm   Why should we choose Fish here?
 

Hello,

Excellent explanation, I do understand and I really appreciate that. Good work, it's the first time I heard this expression. Thank you.
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