Some nouns have no singular form and only exist in a plural form. They are called plural nouns.
Some plural nouns are things which have two parts joined together:
- trousers (trousers consist of two legs)
- scissors (scissors have two parts)
- sunglasses (two main parts, one for each eye).
Some plural nouns refer to a group (of people or things):
Plural nouns always take a plural form of the verb:
- The police were there.
- His trousers are black.
- My sunglasses are broken.
We can use some with many plural nouns. In some cases we can say a pair of:
- some jeans
- a pair of jeans
- some glasses
- a pair of glasses
- some goods
For more examples, see 10 plural nouns in our vocab section.