Tweezers Are Or Tweezers Is. Which Is Correct?

It's "tweezers are". Since this instrument consists of two parts and only has a plural form, it's not correct to say "tweezers is".

It's "tweezers are". Since this instrument consists of two parts and only has a plural form, it's not correct to say "tweezers is".

Where are my tweezers?

Where is my tweezers?

Follow the same convention when using other verbs. For example, we say "tweezers consist of..." (not "tweezers consists of...") or "tweezers have..." (not "tweezers has...").

These tweezers have two narrow pieces of metal joined at one end.

These tweezers has two narrow pieces of metal joined at one end.

Note that we use a plural determiner or pronoun (they, them, these, those, etc.) with these nouns.

These tweezers are really useful.

These are called tweezers. You can use them to pluck your eyebrows.

Be also aware that we cannot use the article "a" before plural nouns like these. However, you can introduce the expression "a pair of tweezers", which requires a singular form of a verb.

There is a pair of tweezers in the box.

There are a pair of tweezers in the box.

Other names of tools and instruments that take "are", not "is", can be found below:

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