Questions or inquiries relating to nouns that refer to a group as a whole.

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Is there a word for a group of shapes?

Is there a word for a collection of shapes? For example: one triangle, two squares and three circles.
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Collective nouns treated as singular and plural in the same sentence

I have a problem with a sentence in a news announcement I'm writing. This is the sentence: 1) Company X is expanding and hires Person Y as their new CEO. I've previously understood that it is ...
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“Sport” vs “Sports” Origin

I was recently reading this article on the use of "math" vs. "maths" as a collective noun (Americans use the former, Brits the latter). However, the trend seen in "math/maths" is reversed in ...
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American versus British collective nouns with plural verbs

"The group are all here." The British seem more inclined to use a plural verb ("are") in sentences like this than Americans are. At some time in the past it struck me that there are some singular ...
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About the usage of the collective nouns such as media

Is it grammatical to say the following: There are six media widely used: newspapers, radio, TV, books, theater, comics. To be specific, is it correct to place the number six right before ...
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Is there a collective term for restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs?

I'm looking for a parent category name for restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs? If the category had included hotels i'd have called it hospitality... but it doesn't.