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    The plural of "Hair"!

    Hello everybody!

    I want to know what is the plural of hair? I made a research on net and I found different answers to the question: some people say it's uncountable noun and "hair" is the plural, and others say that "hairs" is the plural of hair.

    I want to know which one is correct.

    Thanks in advance

    karima

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    Re: The plural of "Hair"!

    The stuff on our head is uncountable. Individual strands of it are countable.

    My hair is dark brown, but I discovered two grey hairs this morning.

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    Re: The plural of "Hair"!

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    The stuff on our head is uncountable. Individual strands of it are countable.

    My hair is dark brown, but I discovered two grey hairs this morning.
    Oh, right! thank you Fivejedjon, your answer is quite clear. So, is it true to say:

    1- We have long hair. (Hair here is the stuff on our head).
    2- These hair are for us.
    3- These are our hair.

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    Re: The plural of "Hair"!

    Quote Originally Posted by Karima-19 View Post
    Oh, right! thank you Fivejedjon, your answer is quite clear. So, is it true correct to say:

    1- We have long hair. (Hair here is the stuff on our head). Yes.
    2- These hair are for us. This is a bizarre sentence. What are you trying to say?
    3- These are our hair. Also a strange sentence... What are you trying to say? And why do you use "our" instead of "my"?
    Hair is singular when referring to all the hairs on your head: This hair...

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    Re: The plural of "Hair"!

    [QUOTE=freezeframe;739164]Hair is singular when referring to all the hairs on your head: This hair...[/QUOTE
    I just wanna use "hair" in the plural form. You know examples makes Grammar lessons easier.

    I know it gonna be easy if I use it in the singular form by saying "This is my hair", but I'm trying to apply the rule with plural pronouns such as; we & they.

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    Re: The plural of "Hair"!

    [QUOTE=Karima-19;739167]
    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Hair is singular when referring to all the hairs on your head: This hair...[/QUOTE
    I just wanna use "hair" in the plural form. You know examples makes Grammar lessons easier.

    I know it gonna be easy It's not about "easy"; that's the correct way to use the word. Making it plural is not "more difficult" but simply incorrect. if I use it in the singular form by saying "This is my hair", but I'm trying to apply the rule with plural pronouns such as; we & they. What rule?
    Read fivejedjon's post again. Hair as the general stuff on your head is not countable and is used as a singular noun. You cannot refer to it as "these".

    If you refer to individual strands of hair, you can make the word plural and use "these".

    These hairs were in my soup! (several strands of hair)
    But,
    This hair that's on the floor is mine. I just had my hair cut. (hair as general stuff on my head, or now off my head )

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    Re: The plural of "Hair"!

    [QUOTE=freezeframe;739170]
    Quote Originally Posted by Karima-19 View Post

    Read fivejedjon's post again. Hair as the general stuff on your head is not countable and is used as a singular noun. You cannot refer to it as "these".

    If you refer to individual strands of hair, you can make the word plural and use "these".

    These hairs were in my soup! (several strands of hair)
    But,
    This hair that's on the floor is mine. I just had my hair cut. (hair as general stuff on my head, or now off my head )
    Get it, thank you!

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