This is or These are... jeans

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dido4

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1. This is my favourite blue jeans.

2.These are my favourite blue jeans.

Which one is right? Why?

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The second one. For some reason we use the plural form even though it is one item of clothing.
 

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Matthew, dictionaries get their definitions from usage, not the other way around.
 

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This is my favourite pair of jeans would work.
 

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Yes, that's the whole point. Anything that is expressed as coming in pairs is, by definition, plural. Scissors and glasses are two more examples.
 
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