Is Sunglasses a Plural Noun?

"Sunglasses" is a plural noun. Some objects, like sunglasses, consist of two parts and only have a plural form.

"Sunglasses" is a plural noun. Some objects, like sunglasses, consist of two parts and only have a plural form.

My husband likes wearing trendy sunglasses.

Put your sunglasses on before going outside.

Put your sunglass on before going outside.

Plural nouns, also known as pluralia tantum (Latin for "plural only"), cannot be used with the indefinite article "a" ("a" means a single thing); however, you can use the expressions "a pair of sunglasses", "two pairs of sunglasses", etc.

I keep a spare pair of sunglasses in the drawer.

Be also aware that plural nouns take a plural form of a verb; thus, you can say "sunglasses are", but not "sunglasses is".

Her sunglasses are cheap.

Her sunglasses is cheap.

Follow the same practice with these plural nouns:

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