Is Headphones a Plural Noun?

"Headphones" is a plural noun. Some English nouns, like headphones, only have a plural form and are grammatically plural.

"Headphones" is a plural noun or plurale tantum (Latin for "plural only"). Some English nouns, like headphones, only have a plural form and are grammatically plural.

Put on your headphones.

Put on your headphone.

These nouns cannot be used with numbers or the indefinite article "a" ("a" means a single thing.) However, you can make them countable by introducing the expressions "a pair of headphones", "two pairs of headphones", etc.

He bought a new pair of headphones last Thursday.

Plural nouns require a plural form of a verb, so we say "headphones are", not "headphones is".

Your headphones are on the bed.

Your headphones is on the bed.

They also take a determiner or pronoun (these, those, they, etc.) in the plural.

Where did you buy these headphones?

Follow the same strategy with these plural nouns:

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