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    Default two pants, three pants, four pants, (are they incorrect?)

    Hello teachers,

    One native English speakers, told me "we never say two pants, three pants, four pants etc"

    Then how do you say it? Suppose you are in a shopping mall and want to buy 4 pants (one for you, one for your dad, one for your friend etc).
    Do you say two pairs of pants, three pairs of pants? How do you say it then? You say two pair or two pairs?
    I searched the topic in the forum but I couldn't find any thread related to my question


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    Default Re: two pants, three pants, four pants, (are they incorrect?)

    Yes, two pairs or three pairs.

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    Default Re: two pants, three pants, four pants, (are they incorrect?)

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Then how do you say it? Suppose you are in a shopping mall and want to buy 4 pants (one for you, one for your dad, one for your friend etc).
    We don't buy four pants. We buy four pairs of pants.
    Do you say two pairs of pants, three pairs of pants?
    Yes.
    How do you say it then? You say two pair or two pairs?
    Two pairs.

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    Default Re: two pants, three pants, four pants, (are they incorrect?)

    Bear in mind that a pair of pants in AmE is a pair of jeans or a pair of trousers. In BrE, it's a pair of underpants.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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