Plural-Only Nouns for beginners

Here, we will discuss some nouns in the English language that are always used as a plural noun, i.e. they don't have a singular form. Let's get to it!

"Plural-Only Nouns" in English Grammar

What Are Plural-Only Nouns?

Plural-only nouns are nouns that always appear in the plural form. For example:

  • Pants
  • Shoes
  • Scissors
  • Glasses
  • Shorts
  • Clothes
  • Thanks

'shoes' is a plural-only noun

You cannot use numbers directly before these nouns. In this case, we use 'pair of' to make them countable. Look at the examples:

I have a pair of shoes.

Five pairs of sunglasses were on the table.

We use them with plural verbs and plural pronouns, for example:

My pants are not clean. I need to wash them.

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