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Pairs of Things

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Single items referred to as pairs:

  • a pair of pants/trousers
  • a pair of underwear
  • a pair of swimming trunks
  • a pair of shorts
  • a pair of jeans
  • a pair of glasses
  • a pair of sunglasses
  • a pair of binoculars
  • a pair of goggles
  • a pair of scissors
  • a pair of pliers
  • a pair of clippers
  • a pair of tweezers
  • a pair of tongs

Things that may be considered either one or two items:

  • a pair of headphones
  • a pair of handcuffs

Things that commonly come in pairs (two separate items)

  • a pair of shoes
  • a pair of socks
  • a pair of slippers
  • a pair of boots
  • a pair of shoe laces
  • a pair of gloves
  • a pair of cuff links
  • a pair of earrings
  • a pair of contacts
  • a pair of eyes
  • a pair of lungs
  • a pair of kidneys
  • a pair of wings
  • a pair of dice
  • a pair of skiis
  • a pair of skates
  • a pair of crutches
  • a pair of chopsticks
  • a pair of speakers
  • a pair of headlights
  • a pair of windshield wipers
  • a pair of knitting needles

Note: You can also count pairs of things:two pairs of pants, three pairs of socks, four pairs of shoes, etc.

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