Is It ‘a Gloves’ or ‘a Pair of Gloves’?

It's a pair of gloves. Since "gloves" is a plural noun, we cannot use the article "a". A pair of gloves is one set of same-style gloves, one left and one right.

It's a pair of gloves. Since "gloves" is a plural noun, we cannot use the article "a". A pair of gloves is one set of same-style gloves, one left and one right.

My mother bought me a new pair of gloves yesterday.

My mother bought me a new gloves yesterday.

A glove is just a single glove (a piece of clothing that you wear on your hand).

The police found a glove with blood on it.

To count more than one set of gloves, each set comprising one left and one right, you can use the expressions "two pairs of gloves", "three pairs of gloves", etc.

He bought three pairs of gloves for his children.

Instead of the expression "a pair of...", we commonly use a possessive pronoun (my, your, his, her, etc.)

Put your gloves on.

You can also use other determiners, such as the, those, these, etc.

Those gloves are expensive.

But never use a determiner when speaking about gloves in a general sense.

Gloves are mandatory in clean rooms.

When talking about one set, we say "gloves are" (not "gloves is").

The gloves are on the bed.

Follow the same convention of using the expression "a pair of" with the words "shoes" and "socks".

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