Goggles Are Or Goggles Is. Which Is Correct?

We say "goggles are" (not "goggles is"). Some objects that consist of two parts, like "goggles", only have a plural form and take a plural form of a verb.

We say "goggles are" (not "goggles is"). Some objects that consist of two parts, like "goggles", only have a plural form and take a plural verb.

Where are my swimming goggles?

Where is my swimming goggles?

Follow the same convention with other verbs, like fit, have, look, etc.

Make sure your goggles fit properly. (not "fits properly.")

Conversely, the expression "a pair of goggles" requires a singular verb because "pair" is a collective noun that implies a single entity.

There is a pair of laboratory goggles in the drawer. (not "There are...")

Remember, we always use plural determiners or pronouns (these, those, they, them, many, etc.) with plural nouns, including "googles".

These goggles look cool! Where did you buy them?

A partial list of wearables that also have a plural form, and therefore take "are", can be found below:

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