Is Pajamas a Plural Noun?

"Pajamas" is a plural noun. Some nouns, like pajamas, only have a plural form.

"Pajamas" is a plural noun. Some nouns, like pajamas, only have a plural form.

My pajamas are on the bed.

My pajama is on the bed.

Plural nouns are also known as pluralia tantum—Latin for "plural only". These words are grammatically plural and require a plural pronoun, such as they, these, those, etc.

Where are your pajamas? They are in the drawer.

Don't say "a pajamas".

He put on clean pajamas.

He put on a clean pajamas.

But you can use the expressions a pair of pajamas, two pairs of pajamas, etc. to count these items.

Sarah bought three pairs of pajamas yesterday.

While the noun "pajama" (without "s") doesn't exist, you can use this word as an adjective or modifier, before another noun. For example, you can say "a pajama top" or "a pajama party".

Your pajama top is cute!

Olivia and her friends played games at her pajama party.

Remember, plural nouns take a verb in the plural, so we say "pajamas are" (not "pajamas is").

Are your pajamas loose and comfortable?

Is your pajamas loose and comfortable?

A partial list of pieces of clothing that are also plural nouns:

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