Grammar Patterns

Plural nouns

The 'trousers' group

These nouns refer to items of clothing or other things that are worn. Although they refer to a single item, they are sometimes used with pair.
He was wearing black jeans, a grey T shirt, and a sad, sad expression.
He's been given a new pair of reading glasses.
Carmen Ballesteros had bought her husband some swimming trunks.
His trousers were stained and wet.
  • bathing trunks
  • bell-bottoms
  • bifocals
  • blinders
  • blinkers
  • bloomers
  • blue jeans
  • boxer shorts
  • braces
  • breeches
  • briefs
  • chinos
  • cords
  • corduroys
  • culottes
  • dark glasses
  • denims
  • drawers
  • dungarees
  • earmuffs
  • flannels
  • flares
  • glasses
  • goggles
  • handcuffs
  • headphones
  • hipsters
  • jeans
  • jockey shorts
  • jodhpurs
  • knickers
  • leggings
  • Levi's
  • long johns
  • overalls
  • pantaloons
  • panties
  • pants
  • pantyhose
  • plus-fours
  • pyjamas
  • reading glasses
  • shades
  • shorts
  • slacks
  • specs
  • spectacles
  • sunglasses
  • suspenders
  • sweatpants
  • swimming trunks
  • tights
  • trousers
  • trunks
  • underpants
  • Y-fronts
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