Grammar Patterns

Plural nouns

The 'binoculars' group

These nouns refer to tools and instruments. Although they refer to a single object, they are sometimes used with pair.
He took out a small pair of binoculars and began his reconnaissance.
The boy stabbed my daughter in the leg with some scissors, causing horrific injuries.
These point-ended tweezers are accurate to a hair's-breadth and capable of pulling the shortest hair.
  • bellows
  • binoculars
  • calipers
  • castanets
  • clippers
  • compasses
  • dividers
  • field-glasses
  • forceps
  • nail scissors
  • pincers
  • pliers
  • scales
  • scissors
  • secateurs
  • shears
  • steps
  • tongs
  • tweezers
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