English nouns with only a plural form - Videos

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Certain English nouns only have a plural form. Their form is always plural, never singular.
There are 3 types of nouns where the form is always plural:
1) Certain articles of clothing.
trousers
knickers
pyjamas
shorts
tights
pants

Example:
I like your trousers.

2) Certain tools or instruments.

headphones
scissors
sunglasses
binoculars
glasses

Examples:
Can I borrow your headphones?

We use the following structure for ONE unit (singular) of the clothes and tools previously mentioned:
“pair of” + noun

Example: I need a pair of shorts.

We use the following structure for several units (plural):

“pairs of” + noun

Example: I am going to buy 3 pairs of scissors.

3) Other nouns with only a plural form
belongings
Example: “Do not leave your belongings in the classroom.”

savings

Example: “I spent my savings on a new car.”

clothes
Example: “His clothes are dirty.”

stairs
Example: To go to the first floor, you can take the stairs.

There are many more examples with a detailed explanation in the video. The accent is a British English accent.

IELTS lessons and writing assessment: https://goo.gl/dm6pXu
Private English lessons and speaking practice with a native teacher: https://goo.gl/ZpNfsE

Other English lessons:

Parts of speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDbhU8Dhy_k
Past simple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ri3QTT41f8&list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff&index=19
Past perfect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZopcVLDCHg&list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff&index=25

Playlists:

How to improve your English: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpQiPot5bKFKZ2wQAk_ESR6_
Grammar: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff
Listening practice: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpRdmnAzmYwdc0Az0ZOG2XNA
Vocabulary: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpTlYAYSitjwWn29BEdCBi9j

Andrew,
Crown Academy of English

Website: http://www.crownacademyenglish.com
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Photo credits:

)“Red Shorts” by John Kasawa | FreeDigitalPhotos.net
) “binoculars” by freeimages.com/photographer/GlennPeb-58946

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