Scissor vs. Scissors

Do you think only one of these words in correct? Well, I have to tell you that you're mistaken, my dear. Well, I'm here to tell you everything about them.

What Is Their Main Difference?

Both refer to cutting something. However, 'scissor' is a verb and it means cutting something with 'scissors', while, 'scissors' is a tool used for tearing things apart.

Differences

'Scissor' is a verb, while, 'scissors' is a noun. The former refers to cutting things apart, while, 'scissors' is the tool we use to do it. Look below:

He entered the room and saw a heap of scissored clothes around the room.

Give me the scissors, Anna.

Similarities

Both are related to using a tool to cut something open. Check out the examples below:

He grabbed the scissors from his hand and stabbed it repeatedly in her heart.

Zora scissored the papers and cried.

Are They Interchangeable?

Since they have different grammatical functions, they cannot be used instead of each other. Compare:

✓ They handed me the scissors to cut the ribbon.

X They handed me the scissor to cut the ribbon.

As you can see, here it is a verb so it is wrong.

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