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    #1

    'pair of scissors' or 'scissors'

    Hi! I just need to clarify - would i be correct if i wrote 'I cut the cloth with a pair of scissors' or 'I cut the cloth with scissors'. also, if i added an adjective, what would happen - for example, which would be correct - 'pair of sharp scissors' or 'sharp pair of scissors'.
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    Re: 'pair of scissors' or 'scissors'

    Quote Originally Posted by shyamagovindan View Post
    Hi! I just need to clarify - would I be correct if I wrote 'I cut the cloth with a pair of scissors' or 'I cut the cloth with scissors'. also, if I added an adjective, what would happen - for example, which would be correct - 'pair of sharp scissors' or 'sharp pair of scissors'.
    Thanks
    They are all correct. Please remember to always capitalise the personal pronoun "I".

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