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    wind chimes

    hello there,
    I have a doubt with the above word. the word itself is in plural form and I assume that it's countable.I wonder if it is used like 'scissors' in sentences?
    If that's the case what word would be appropriate to match 'windchimes' (e.g 'pair' to scissors).
    a piece of wind chimes?
    Do you have any other words in mind that meet the same condition?


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    Re: wind chimes

    I have seen both "wind chime" and "wind chimes". Both usually refer to one example of the object. It is not like a pair of trousers or a pair of scissors. I think the plural has arisen because they are often made of multiple chiming components.

    However, by preference I would say a wind chime and some wind chimes.

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