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Nouns used in their plural forms
Some nouns are always used in a plural form and with a plural verb. Nouns like this are made of two parts.
1. Pair nouns
If you want to refer to an exact number, use a/one pair of, like in the following example.
- I have bought a pair of glasses.
- I bought two pairs of glasses.
There are more nouns: binoculars, glasses, headphones, knickers, scales, shorts, tights, trousers, tweezers.
2. Nouns not used in the singular
The following nationalities (no -s) are used in the pural:
- the Dutch
- the British
- the English
- the French
- the Spanish
- the Irish
- the Welsh
The singular of the English would be the Englishman.