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    nail clipper/clippers

    Should it be 'nail clipper' or 'nail clippers'?

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    Re: nail clipper/clippers

    Both are correct.

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    Re: nail clipper/clippers

    I've never met the singular. I thought they were like scissors or shears (or any tool with paired blades, I guess).

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    Re: nail clipper/clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    COCA has 'nai clippers' outnumbering 'nail clipper' to 44 to 19, But BNC has a unanimous plural. I guess Rover's time in America exposed him to the singular.

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    Re: nail clipper/clippers

    I have only heard the plural in BrE too.

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