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    I know that when we are talking of hair as a body part, we use it as a singular. But I don't know how we put it into a sentence. Is saying your hair is looking nice correct? And will we say, " Your hair are not looking as good as they used to be", or will we say," Your hair is not looking as good as it used to be". I am kinda confused about it. In a nutshell, can anyone tell me when we use it as a plural and when we don't?

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    Re: Hair

    Quote Originally Posted by sairashab View Post
    I know that when we are talking of hair as a body part, we use it as a singular. But I don't know how we put it into a sentence. Is saying your hair is looking nice correct? And will we say, " Your hair are not looking as good as they used to be", or will we say," Your hair is not looking as good as it used to be". I am kinda confused about it. In a nutshell, can anyone tell me when we use it as a plural and when we don't?
    The word "hair" is an uncountable noun and is used in singular. So you can say: "Your hair looks nice" or " You have nice hair" or "Your hair is nice"

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    Re: Hair

    Just as a footnote:

    Quote Originally Posted by sairashab View Post
    "Your hair is not looking as good as it used to be".
    You would say: "Your hair is not looking as good as it used to (look)", i.e. not "used to be".

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