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Do you use is or are with cattle?

Do you use is or are with cattle?

Both cattle and police are irregular plurals. When the noun is plural, use “are”. (Cattle is the plural of cow, police is the plural of police.) Groups are still singular.

Which form of verb is used with cattle?


present simple I / you / we / they cow /kaʊ/ /kaʊ/
he / she / it cows /kaʊz/ /kaʊz/
past simple cowed /kaʊd/ /kaʊd/
past participle cowed /kaʊd/ /kaʊd/
-ing form cowing /ˈkaʊɪŋ/ /ˈkaʊɪŋ/

Is it a herd of cattle is or a herd of cattle are?

In American English collective nouns are more often singular, and so a singular verb is used with them. (In British English they are more often plural, and so a plural verb is used with them.)

How do you use cattle in a sentence?

Cattle sentence example

  1. I lose some cattle every year.
  2. I could run a passel of cattle on that land.
  3. The town has large cattle markets and an agricultural trade.
  4. Do you lose many cattle to wolves?
  5. Large numbers of horses, cattle , swine and poultry are reared.

What is plural of cattle?

cattle. noun. cat·​tle | \ ˈka-tᵊl \ plural cattle.

Is cattle a collective noun?

– Option ‘a’ herd is the collective noun for a group of livestock or cattle.

Is cattle a verb or noun?

CATTLE (noun) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary.

Which type of noun is cattle?

Domesticated bovine animals (cows, bulls, steers etc).

Is cattle plural or singular?

“Cattle” can only be used in the plural and not in the singular: it is a plurale tantum. Thus one may refer to “three cattle” or “some cattle”, but not “one cattle”.

What is say a group of cattle?

A group of cows is called a herd of cattle.

What type of word is cattle?

Domesticated bovine animals (cows, bulls, steers etc). “Do you want to raise cattle?” Certain other livestock, such as sheep, pigs or horses.

What word is cattle?

1 : domesticated quadrupeds held as property or raised for use specifically : bovine animals on a farm or ranch. 2 : human beings especially en masse.