'Scissors Are' or 'Scissors Is'

It's "scissors are". It's not correct to say "scissors is" because some nouns, like scissors, only have a plural form.

It's "scissors are". It's not correct to say "scissors is" because some nouns, like scissors, only have a plural form.

The scissors are in the drawer.

The scissors is in the drawer.

Follow the same rule with other verbs to say, for example, "scissors include..." (not "scissors includes...") or "scissors have..." (not "scissors has...").

My scissors include innovative working ends with short blades.

Since "scissors" is a plural noun, we use a plural pronoun or determiner (they, them, these, those, etc.) to identify it or replace it.

These are called scissors. You can use them to cut paper or cardboard.

Those scissors are great!

We cannot use the article "a" with this object (a/an is for one). However, you can introduce the phrase "a pair of scissors". In this situation, "a pair" refers to a collective noun that requires a singular form of a verb.

There is a pair of scissors on the table.

There are a pair of scissors on the table.

Follow the same convention with other names of devices where two things are joined together. For example, we say "pliers are", "tongs are", "tweezers are", or "forceps are".

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