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a noun that denotes any or all members of a class or group of persons, places, things, or ideas
a noun that denotes a particular or specific person, place, thing or idea; always capitalized
examples: flock, herd, pack, army, committee, staff, crowd, team, class, group, club, jury (some depend on what is being referring to)
examples: doghouse, basketball, rattlesnake, thunderhead, spark plug, whiteboard, fireman, sailboat, coffee table
a noun that shows ownership, uses an apostrophe, and functions as an adjective for a noun that follows it
The TEAM is waiting to play. (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
The GAGGLE of geese is walking across the soccer field. (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
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