Plural of Glasses
The Quick AnswerUse pair of glasses for the singular and pairs of glasses for the plural.
The Plural of GlassesGlasses (meaning spectacles) is always a plural word. It has no specific plural form. We put pair of or pairs of in front of the word glasses to give it its singular and plural form.
- One pair of glasses
- Two pairs of glasses
- Most of my childhood is a big blur, 'cause I needed better glasses.
- I look most like myself when I'm wearing my black, nerdy engineering glasses.
Are You Good at Plurals?Here's a quick test.
The Standard Rules for Forming the PluralsThe table below shows the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.
|Type||Example of Type||Forming the Plural||Plural|
|Most Nouns|| cat
|add s|| cats
|Noun Ending s, sh, ch, x or z|| bus
|add es|| buses
|Nouns ending [consonant] o|| mango
|add either s or es
(There are no rules for this - you have to know.)
| mangoes or mangos
|Nouns ending [vowel] o|| patio
|add s|| patios
|Nouns ending [consonant] y|| story
|change the y to an i and add es|| stories
|Nouns ending [vowel] y|| storey ()
|add s|| storeys
|Nouns ending f or fe|| dwarf
|ves and/or s
(There are no rules - you have to know.)
|some nouns undergo a vowel or letters change|| geese
|More exceptions|| salmon
|some nouns do not change at all|| salmon