Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. nyota's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 615
    #1

    scale/scales

    a device for weighing things:
    scale (AmE)
    scales (BrE)

    I have to get a new scale.
    I have to get new scales (?)
    I have to get a new scales (?)

    Which one's correct?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,453
    #2

    Re: scale/scales

    I'd say 'I have to get some new scales' (even though it's only a single object).

    Rover

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,307
    #3

    Re: scale/scales

    And I weighed myself this morning on my bathroom scale.

  2. JohnParis's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 773
    #4

    Re: scale/scales

    And my electronic scale said I was 10 pounds overweight!
    I have absolutely had it with scales that talk.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,307
    #5

    Re: scale/scales

    As long as the talking scale doesn't say "one at a time, please!"

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] Is it a weigh scale, weight scale or weighing scale?
    By mouse2009 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-Jan-2011, 17:24
  2. scale or scales?
    By frindle in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-May-2010, 14:05
  3. [Vocabulary] Scale or scales?
    By Jack8rkin in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 16-Apr-2010, 11:32
  4. "bathroom scale" and "bathroom scales"
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Aug-2009, 20:19
  5. off the scales
    By unpakwon in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-Oct-2008, 15:02

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •