plural form of underwear

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Hi all,
What is the plural form of underwear?


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Isn't crazy to treat underware as uncountabe noun? So how about bra? what do you say if you want to buy "one" underware ?
 

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Isn't crazy to treat underware as uncountabe noun? So how about bra? what do you say if you want to buy "one" underware ?
The word "underwear" is uncountable. You can of course count different types of underwear, one bra(ssiere), two bras (brassieres) etc.
 

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Isn't crazy to treat underware as uncountabe noun? So how about bra? what do you say if you want to buy "one" underware ?

Please note spelling of underWEAR (not underWARE). Underwear is more like a collective noun - it refers to all kinds of undergarments - bras, knickers, pants, boxer shorts, vests etc. That is why we say "I'm going to buy some underwear" - we are being unspecific. If I go to buy underwear, I might come home with 2 bras, 3 pairs of knickers and one vest. I have still bought "underwear". It's uncountable.
 

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Please note spelling of underWEAR (not underWARE). Underwear is more like a collective noun - it refers to all kinds of undergarments - bras, knickers, pants, boxer shorts, vests etc. That is why we say "I'm going to buy some underwear" - we are being unspecific. If I go to buy underwear, I might come home with 2 bras, 3 pairs of knickers and one vest. I have still bought "underwear". It's uncountable.

Sorry, it's my bad spelling.

I would like to buy just one of this
http://uneasysilence.com/media/2007/09/underwear-rug.jpg
what can I tell the seller?

Thanks.
 
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