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    singular nouns ending in -s

    As we know the words about clothes " jeans and pants " are grammatically plurals and do not have singular forms.So how do we use them in spoken usage? If I say "she spilt drink on her jean" I know it's wrong.Then how should I use them.In short, what I want to know is how to use them in the language?

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    Re: singular nouns ending in -s

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    As we know the words about clothes " jeans and pants " are grammatically plurals and do not have singular forms.So how do we use them in spoken usage? If I say "she spilt drink on her jean" I know it's wrong.Then how should I use them.In short, what I want to know is how to use them in the language?
    You'd say "on her jeans". If you want to speak of a single piece, you say "a pair of jeans".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: singular nouns ending in -s

    Hello, UM Chakma.
    I'm not really sure if I understand your question correctly.
    Could it be "...on one leg of her jeans."?

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    Re: singular nouns ending in -s

    I just want to know how to use both words in both singular and plural.

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    Re: singular nouns ending in -s

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I just want to know how to use both words in both singular and plural.
    You don't use them as singular.

    You can speak of your jeans or a pair of jeans.

    For more than one pair, you can still say my jeans or say my pairs of jeans.

    I could point to a pile of pants (many pairs) and say "whose pants are these?"

    I could also be holding just one pair and ask the same question.

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