Is Pliers a Plural Noun?

Pliers is a plural noun. There are some nouns, like pliers, that only have a plural form and are grammatically plural.

"Pliers" is a plural noun. There are some nouns, like pliers, that only have a plural form and are grammatically plural.

Where are my pliers?

Where is my plier?

Plural nouns, also known as pluralia tantum (Latin for "plural only"), often involve objects that are made up of two joined parts, such as forceps, scissors, tongs, and tweezers.

Steven used his scissors to cut the paper.

You can use your pliers to cut and turn wires.

These nouns require a plural verb, so we say "pliers have/are" (not "pliers has/is").

My pliers have metal handles.

My pliers has metal handles.

Don't use the article "a" before plural nouns; however, you can say "a pair of pliers", "two pairs of pliers", etc. to count these objects.

She had to use two pairs of pliers to unscrew the lid.

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