Is Tights a Plural Noun?

"Tights" is a British term that only has a plural form. These nouns are also known as pluralia tantum (Latin for "plural only").

The British term "tights" is a plural noun. These nouns are also known as pluralia tantum (Latin for "plural only").

My tights are too loose.

My tight is too loose.

Remember, "tight" (without "s") is an adjective, not a noun.

Are your tights too tight?

Plural nouns take a plural verb, so we say "tights are" (not "tights is").

Your tights are great!

Your tights is great!

Don't say "a tights", "two tights", etc. However, you can make this noun countable by using the expressions "a pair of tights", "two pairs of tights", etc.

Rebecca put on a pair of tights under her skirt.

Other items of clothing that are also pluralia tantum:

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