Is Jeans a Plural Noun?

Jeans is a plural noun. Some pieces of clothing, like jeans, only have a plural form.

"Jeans" is a plural noun. Some pieces of clothing, like jeans, only have a plural form.

Can I wear jeans to the event?

Can I wear a jean to the event?

Plural nouns are also known as pluralia tantum (Latin for "plural only"). They often, but not always, involve articles of clothing that have two parts.

She put on her high waist jeans.

The word jean (without "s") is a type of fabric, not a piece of clothing. It can be used as a modifier before another noun to describe articles of clothing that are made of denim, or the kind of fabric that blue jeans are made of. For example, you can say "a jean jacket" or "a denim jacket".

Alice wore a jean jacket over her dress.

Remember, plural nouns take a plural verb, so we say "jeans are" (not "jeans is") or "jeans look" (not "jeans looks").

Your jeans look great!

Your jeans looks great!

Since pluralia tantum cannot be counted, you cannot use the article "a" or numbers with them. But you can introduce the term "pair" to make them countable (e.g., "a pair of jeans", "two pairs of jeans", etc.)

Olivia has a new pair of jeans.

Alice has seven pairs of jeans in the closet.

Follow the same strategy with these plural nouns:

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