Plural of Scissors
The Quick AnswerThe word scissors has no plural form.
The Plural of ScissorsScissors has no plural form. We put pair of or pairs of in front of the word scissors to give it its plural form.
- One pair of scissors
- Two pairs of scissors
- I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. (Truman Capote) (Unknown number)
- When you own a pair of haircutting scissors, you cut your own hair constantly. (Emily Weiss) (One pair of scissors)
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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